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agency.links243px-All-America City LogoHurricane Season is from June 1 to November 30. Be sure to plan and prepare ahead of time.

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pdf Miami Lakes Hurricane Plan 2022 (356 KB)

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Prepare your property and reduce the risk of hurricane damage.

  1. Emergency Evacuations: Learn how to prepare for an evacuation, as well as what to do and where to go.

    1. Activation of Evacuation Centers During COVID-19. Click here.
  2. Evacuation Assistance: Residents with accessibility issues should register for evacuation assistance.

  3. Kits & Checklists: Make plans and be fully stocked on supplies before hurricane season begins.

  4. Pet Preparedness: Learn how to properly take care of your pets when a storm comes.

  5. Tree Preparation: The right tree in the right place may help protect your property from strong winds.

  6. Shelter in Place: Learn how to safely ride out the storm from home.

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Stay prepared with Jerry's Squad.

Are you a Miami Lakes senior or disabled resident in need of assistance with hurricane preparations for hurricane season? If you are, we would like you to know about the "Jerry's Squad" program offered by the Town of Miami Lakes.

With the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season beginning June 1st, our applications for Jerry's Squad—a Hurricane Preparedness Assistance Program for disabled or elderly residents that require assistance when Miami Lakes is under hurricane warnings—are now open.

To aid in this effort, the program is also in need of volunteers to assist with Jerry's Squad and its preparations. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and must also submit applications.

You can find the application and accompanying forms here:


Learn how to be ready and hunker down as the hurricane approaches. 

  1. Monitor your radio or television for weather updates and instructions from public safety officials.

  2. Stay indoors, preferably in a room with few or no windows.

  3. Take your emergency kit and disaster supplies with you if you move from room to room or if you evacuate to a shelter.

  4. If flooding threatens your home, turn off electricity at the main breaker.

  5. Use flashlights as your light source.

  6. If you lose power, turn off all major appliances.

  7. Fight the temptation to go outside during the eye of the storm.

  8.  Keep children informed about what’s happening and watch for signs of stress.

  9. Keep animals in their carriers or crate.

  10. Get in the tub and pull a mattress over you to protect yourself from debris if your home begins to come apart.



Take cautionary measures after the hurricane has passed. 

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Staying Safe

  • Continue to monitor your radio, television, and miamilakes-fl.gov social media for up-to-date emergency information.

  • Obey all curfew and emergency orders when issued.

  • Remain inside until local authorities say it is safe to go outside.

  • To report a downed power line call FPL at 1-800-4-OUTAGE or 1-800-468-8243.

Waste Disposal

  • Be patient and careful. Cleaning up after a storm can take time.

  • When clearing storm debris, use a broom instead of a hose to conserve water. Sweep and bag debris so it doesn't clog storm drains and cause sewage overflows.

  • Place debris piles on the right-of-way, away from fences, mailboxes, storm drains, manholes, and low-hanging wires. Do not place debris on vacant lots or in front of commercial properties.

  • If your property isn't near a public right-of-way, or if you live in a gated community, do not move the debris to the nearest right-of-way until instructed by government officials.

  • Report lost or damaged garbage or recycling carts for replacement by calling 311.

Water Safety

  • In the unlikely event that a precautionary boil water order is initiated after a storm, the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County advises that the water used to drink, cook with, brush teeth, make ice or wash dishes is boiled prior to use. The water should be brought to a full rolling boil for at least one minute.

Consumer Fraud and Price Gouging

  • If a state of emergency is declared by the Governor of Florida, Miami-Dade County Mayor or Town of Miami Lakes Town Manager, price gouging regulations come into effect.

  • To report price gouging, call the Florida Office of the Attorney General at 1-866-966-7226.

 FEMA and Other Federal Assistance

  • Residents impacted by hurricanes may register for FEMA assistance at DisasterAssistance.gov, through the FEMA mobile application or by calling 1-800-621-3362 between 7 am and 11 pm.

  • Applicants will need the following to apply

    • Social Security number
    • Daytime telephone number
    • Current mailing address, address and ZIP code of the damaged property, and private insurance information, if available

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