Doral, FL – June 1st marks the beginning of hurricane season and the City of Doral reminds its residents and businesses that the time to prepare is now! The City of Doral is part of the storm surge area and the City wants to make sure the community is prepared for the upcoming hurricane season.Take a moment to review your family and business’s plan and hurricane supplies.
With public safety as the City of Doral’s utmost priority, all City departments continues to work diligently to provide the support you need to keep you, your family and your business safe during a state of emergency.
STAY INFORMED! The City of Doral has the goal of keeping the residents and stakeholders informed. City staff uses various platforms to keep the public notified of hurricane emergency alerts.
Preparing for potential emergencies starts at the individual level. And, while your State, County and City will be responding to basic community needs in the aftermath of an emergency, available resources and the time when those resources will become available will vary depending on the severity of the emergency. The first 72 hours after an emergency is the most critical period. Basic infrastructure, communications and transportation systems may be challenged, inoperable or inaccessible and the steady flow of supplies such as gas, ice, water, medicine and food may not be readily available.
Download ► 72 Hour Help Us Help You - English Handout
Download ► 72 Hour Help Us Help You - Spanish Handout
Download City of Doral's Disaster Guide and City of Doral's Emergency Locations Map
Locations in The City of Doral that have Backup Generators
Pre-Storm Activities for Residents and Businesses
- Be sure to bring all front yard and backyard decorations, signs, and furniture indoors to avoid the possibility of flying projectiles.
- Ensure that hurricane shutters are in good working order and are being maintained regularly. If your home has hurricane panels, make sure all required hardware and materials are easily available and accessible.
- Flooding can be a major concern during a storm, so ensure that all private storm drains are serviced and cleaned out to assist in alleviating standing water in roads and parking lots. Sand Bags will be made available for Doral residents at Doral Central Park, 72 hours prior to storm (3000 NW 87th Ave).
- Trim your trees weeks, even a couple of months, before the start of hurricane season to avoid having dead branches and pruned landscaping from becoming dangerous objects during a windstorm. Proper disposal of these items are critical to avoid property damage in a storm.
- For business owners in the City, all outdoor seating and tables, along with loose signs, should be brought indoors. All heavier outside storage materials should be properly secured, as well. City Inspectors will be scoping the city for construction sites and handling out flyers informing to secure loose construction materials.
- City Building Department will be available to assist customers with any hurricane permitting and inspection inquiries. under the Building tab.
- Ronald Reagan- Doral Senior High School has been designated as a hurricane shelter and is located at 8600 NW 107th Avenue in Doral.
Post-Storm Activities for Residents and Businesses
- In the event that your property is damaged during a storm, be aware of unlicensed contractors. Make sure to verify that all potential contractors working on your home are properly licensed, insured, and qualified by the State of Florida, and that all appropriate building permits are obtained.
- The City of Doral has contractors on standby ready to assist with clean-up and debris removal on City public roads. This will allow first responders to have unimpeded access in case of emergencies. In a continued effort to protect residents and business owners, the Code Compliance Department will be aggressively investigating all reports of illegal contracting work performed in the City.
If you have yet to develop a plan utilize the Emergency Preparedness Guide For more information on the 2015 hurricane season, storm surge zones, evacuation centers, cleaning before the storm and other hurricane tips please refer to Miami Dade County Office of Emergency Management by clicking here: http://www.miamidade.gov/fire/emergency-management.asp
Download ► Hurricane Tips - Spanish
|Weather Rumor Control Hotlines:|
|Miami-Dade Answer Center/Rumor Control Hotline: (305) 468-5900; TTY: (305) 468-5402
Haitian Support, Inc: (800) 443-2951 (provides general human services assistance, community information and disaster information in Creole)
State of Florida Emergency Information Line (800) 342-3557; TTY: (800) 226 4329