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 Hurricane and Flood Information

The City of Doral Police Department has the responsibility of establishing the Hurricane Plan and coordinating with all City Departments and the Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management in response to natural and man-made disasters.  The plan is developed based on recommendations and guidelines of the Florida Statutes.


It is important to be prepared in case of any emergency.  Always remember to have a plan: SAFETY FIRST.

 

 

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Hurricane Season

It only takes one storm to change your life and community. Tropical cyclones are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena. If you live in an area prone to tropical cyclones, you need to be prepared. Even areas well away from the coastline can be threatened by dangerous flooding, destructive winds and tornadoes from these storms. The  National Hurricane Center and the  Central Pacific Hurricane Center issue watches, warnings, forecasts, and analyses of hazardous tropical weather.

 

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Are you Ready?

Emergency Operations Room
Doral Emergency Operations Center

We want our residents to take a moment and think about the “what ifs?” Doral are you ready for a hurricane, a mandatory evacuation or the out break of the flu? We need you to think about these possibilities. As your police department, we have been on the front line of providing you with the best information possible, so that you can prepare a plan for your family and stay informed about what we are doing to help you.


Doral Are You Ready?

Emergency KitPreparing 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.
 

IMPORTANT INFO

Hurricane Preparedness Guide

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 DOWNLOAD GUIDE
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 DOWNLOAD SPANISH GUIDE

Storm Surge Planning Zones

(An area of Doral is on the Storm Surge map on the Southeast).

 LINK STORM SURGE INFO

Emergency Evacuations

Residents will be able to enter their address to determine if they are under an evacuation order.
(Please note the list of Hurricane Evacuation Centers will be available once an evacuation order has been issued).

 LINK TO EVACUATION INFO

Storm Aides For Everyone (SAFE)

Once an evacuation order is issued, residents can find open facilities, including evacuation centers, Emergency Evacuation Bus Pick-Up sites, operational hospitals, Disaster Assistance Centers and Points of Distribution.

 LINK TO STORM AIDES INFO

Emergency Evacuation Bus Pick-Up Sites


 LINK TO BUS PICKUP SITES INFO

Emergency Evacuation Assistance Program (EEAP)


Residents who are eligible for the program can register online or download an application (available in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole) and mail it.

 LINK TO EVACUATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM INFO

Ready Miami-Dade (Ready MDC) Mobile Application


Mobile application that provides real time information before, during and after a storm.
available via Google Play and iTunes.


HURRICANE TIPS
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.
  • 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.

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

 Consejos y Recursos de la Ciudad de Doral Comunicado de Prensa


For your future reference, please find the links to several articles for further information.

Additional Resources:

Flood preparation:

Hurricane preparation:

Hurricane preparation:

Weather Rumor Control Hotlines:
  • Miami-Dade Answer Center/Rumor Control Hotline: 311; 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
Additional Contacts:
STATE OF FLORIDA
  • Florida Department of Insurance  800-342-2782*
  • FL Division of Emergency Management  850-413-9900
  • FL Fish & Wildlife Commission  561-625-5122
  • Florida Relay Service  800-955-8770*
  • South FL Water Management District  800-544-2323*
  • US GOVERNMENT FEMA  800-621-3362*
  • National Flood Insurance Program  800-638-6620*
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
  • Answer Center (Rumor Control)  305-468-5900
  • Cooperative Extension  305-248-3311
  • Humane Society of Miami  305-696-0800
  • Hurricane Hotline  311
  • Miami-Dade Animal Services  305-884-1101
  • Miami-Dade Emergency Management  305-468-5400
  • Special Transportation Services (STS)  305-263-5406
DORAL GOVERNMENT
  • Doral City Hall  305-593-6725
  • Doral Police Department  305-593-6699
  • Doral City Manager  305-593-6690
OTHER
  • ATT  888-757-6500*
  • ATT (on cell phones)  611
  • Comcast  800-266-2278* 1-800-COMCAST
  • FPL  1-800-OUTAGE 800-468-8243*
  • FPL (General Information)  305-442-8770
  • National Hurricane Center  www.nhc.noaa.gov
  • SPeoples Gas/TECO  877-832-6747*
  • Salvation Army  305-637-6700
  • The Weather Channel  www.weather.com

If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact us at  publicworks@cityofdoral.com