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  • Writer's pictureFrank Landrian

If you are new to South Florida, welcome to Hurricane Season beginning every June 1st.

Image from Hurricane Andrew August 1992

Here are some general resources for finding shelter locations in Miami-Dade County, Florida:


1. Miami-Dade County Emergency Management Department:

The Miami-Dade County Emergency Management Department provides information on emergency shelters and evacuation routes. You can find the most up-to-date information on their website or by contacting them directly.

Website: [Miami-Dade County Emergency Management](http://www.miamidade.gov/emergency)

Phone: 3-1-1 or (305) 468-5900

2. Miami-Dade County Evacuation Assistance Program:

If you or someone you know requires special assistance during evacuations, such as transportation or medical support, you can register with the Miami-Dade County Evacuation Assistance Program. This program helps individuals with special needs evacuate safely during emergencies.

Website: [Miami-Dade County Evacuation Assistance Program](https://www.miamidade.gov/fire/evacuation-assistance-program.asp)

Phone: (305) 614-1716

3. Local News and Media Outlets:

During emergency situations, local news channels and radio stations often provide information on shelter locations, evacuation orders, and other important updates. Tune in to local news broadcasts or visit their websites for the latest information.

4. Emergency Management Apps:

Consider downloading emergency management apps that provide real-time updates on shelter locations, evacuation routes, and weather alerts. Apps such as the FEMA app or the Red Cross Emergency app can be valuable resources during emergencies.

5. Community Centers and Schools:

In Miami-Dade County, community centers, schools, and other public buildings may serve as emergency shelters during hurricanes and other disasters. Contact your local municipality or check their website for information on shelter locations in your area.


It's essential to stay informed and prepared during hurricane season. Make sure to have a plan in place for evacuation if necessary, and keep emergency supplies stocked at home. Stay tuned to official sources of information for updates and follow any evacuation orders issued by local authorities.


BE PREPARED AND DON'T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO STOCK UP ON SUPPLIES, BE SAFE!


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