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.
Impact Weather Feed
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.
Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 15-21, 2016) is your time to prepare for a potential land-falling tropical storm or hurricane. Learn how with the daily tips below and related links. Share these with your friends and family to ensure that they're prepared.
The Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management is conducting a study to better understand the preparedness and evacuation plans and needs of its residents. To do so, a survey has been distributed throughout the county, and you have been selected to participate. Your feedback is greatly needed and appreciated!
The survey should only take about 15 minutes to complete. All responses will be kept confidential, and your participation is strictly voluntary. Your input will enable the county to better serve you.
All completed surveys are eligible for the prize drawing. To enter the prize drawing, be sure to fill out the last questions so you can be contacted if you win!All those who provide contact information will be entered into a drawing for prizes. Prizes include:
- A Weather Radio
- Emergency Preparedness and First Aid Kits
- First Aid Kits
- And more!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management
Are you Ready?
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?
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.
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
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Locations in our city that have backup generators
For your future reference, please find the links to several articles for further information.
- 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
- 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*
- 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 City Hall 305-593-6725
- Doral Police Department 305-593-6699
- Doral City Manager 305-593-6690
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