MIAMI, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — As of the 11:00 a.m. advisory, Miami-Dade County is currently under a hurricane watch. This means that hurricane conditions are possible, usually within 48 hours. The current forecast predicts Tropical Storm winds in Miami-Dade by Saturday. Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez has issued additional evacuation orders for all of Zone B and portions of Zone C.

RMA: North Miami Beach downtown
Please see evacuation map (PDF).

Facility Name Address City/Neighborhood Zip Code
Miami Carol City Senior 3301 Miami Gardens Dr. Miami Gardens 33056
Miami Central Senior 1781 NW 95 St. Miami 33147
North Miami Senior 13110 NE 8th Ave. North Miami 33161
TERRA Environmental 11005 SW 84 St. Miami 33173
North Miami Beach Senior 1247 NE 167 St. North Miami Beach 33162
South Miami Senior 6856 SW 53 St. South Miami 33155
Felix Varela Senior 15255 SW 96 St. West Kendal 33196
Pet Friendly Shelter 10901 Coral Way Miami 33165

All residents are advised to remain calm and to stay tuned to radio and television broadcasts for further advisories. Evacuees should move as soon as possible to the homes of friends or family who live outside of evacuation areas.

Miami-Dade Transit buses continue to provide service to shelters until 10:00 p.m. tonight. To find the nearest bus pick-up location go online to or call the 311 Contact Center.

At noon today, Miami-Dade Transit opened their parking garages as an area of refuge for personal cars. The following eight garages have opened and spaces are on a first-come first-served basis: Dadeland South, Dadeland North, South Miami, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Earlington Heights, Okeechobee, Brownsville, and Santa Clara. However, please note Miami-Dade County will not be responsible for any damage, theft, or vandalism to any cars parked in our garages.

  • Miami International Airport remains open. Many flights have been canceled, which is why passengers need to call their airline directly.
  • PortMiami will close beginning at 8:00 p.m. Friday evening.
  • All garbage and recycling services will continue to be provided as usual today and tomorrow.
  • Bulky waste scheduling was suspended this morning. However, crews will continue to pick up previously scheduled piles. Miami-Dade County’s 13 neighborhood trash and recycling centers, will continue to operate from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for those that need to immediately dispose of trash.
  • Parks and Libraries are closed as of this morning.
  • Metrobus, Metrorail and Metromover services will begin operating on a Sunday schedule tomorrow.

Those residents that are planning on leaving town, but have not left yet, are urged to leave early. For those not on the road today, it is recommended not to try and leave tomorrow.

Miami-Dade County residents needing weather and storm information should monitor radio and television stations. Residents may access official Miami-Dade County emergency information at, call the 311 Contact Center or follow us @MiamiDadeCounty on Twitter and Facebook.