July 01, 2021 11:52 AM

Tropical Storm Elsa

Miami Shores Village will be providing updates via the Village website and our official government social media accounts on this weather system as it evolves. Now is a good time to review your hurricane plan and stay informed of the latest updates directly from the National Hurricane Center. 

UPDATE 1: 

Here are the 11 AM, Thursday, July 1, Tropical Storm #Elsa Key Messages. Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for Barbados, Martinique, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. For the latest forecast updates, visit https://nhc.noaa.gov/#Elsa.
 
TROPICAL STORM ELSA 11 AM UPDATE NOTES
UPDATE 2: 
 
#MSV Here are the 8:30 AM, Friday, July 2nd Key Messages for the Special Advisory for Hurricane #Elsa. Hurricane conditions forecast to spread across portions of the southern Leeward Islands over the next few hours. For more information, please visit: http://hurricanes.gov #MSV will continue providing updates on this weather system as it evolves. Please DO NOT trim trees at this time!
 
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UPDATE 3: 
 
Here are the 11 AM Friday, July 2nd Key Messages for the Special Advisory for Hurricane #Elsa. Hurricane #Elsa is now crossing the southern Leeward Islands. New watches and warnings were issued for portions of Hispaniola and for Jamaica. More info: http://hurricanes.gov.
 
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UPDATE 4:
 
Here are the 5 PM, Friday, July 2nd Key Messages for the Special Advisory for Hurricane #Elsa.  Hurricane #Elsa is now located in the eastern Caribbean Sea. New hurricane watches and warnings have been issued for portions of Cuba and Jamaica. More info: http://hurricanes.gov. Now is NOT the time to trim your trees. Improperly pruning trees before a storm can increase the possibility of branches breaking or falling. *Public works cannot guarantee pick-up at this time.*
 
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UPDATE 5:
Here are the 11 AM, Friday, July 3rd Key Messages for the Special Advisory for Tropical Storm Elsa. Elsa has downgraded to a Tropical Storm after weakening this morning. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are forecast to develop across South Florida later today. An isolated strong storm or two is possible, especially across the northern portions of South Florida. More information: http://hurricanes.gov.
 
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UPDATE 6:
Here are the 11 AM Key Messages for the Special Advisory for Tropical Storm #Elsa. Coastal southwest Florida and parts of the Florida Keys are now under a tropical storm watch. Miami Shores Village is currently not in the cone of concern. Changes may occur throughout the day. More information: http://hurricanes.gov.
 
 
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UPDATE 7:
Here are the 11 AM Key Messages for Tropical Storm #Elsa. Some intensification is expected over the next 24 hours before landfall. Hurricane Watches & Tropical Storm Warnings are up for portions of the Gulf Coast of Florida.
 
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UPDATE 8:
2pm EDT 6 July-- Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters found #Elsa's max sustained winds are near 70 mph. A special advisory was issued to raise the short-term intensity forecast & to issue Hurricane Warnings for parts of the Gulf Florida coast.
 
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STORM PREP

As part of your preparation process, take pictures of your home (both interior and exterior) in case your insurance company requests photos. Protect areas where wind can enter. Windows and doors should be secured with storm shutters, or you can board up your windows with 5/8-inch plywood. Protect electronics with surge protectors and waterproof coverings.

Having a hurricane plan and stocking the necessary supplies will help during and after the storm. Your plan should include how to respond to severe weather and the loss of electricity. We recommend being self-sufficient for at least seven days; which include shelter, food, water, and first aid.

Local State of Emergency

#MSV Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, signed a local state of emergency in preparation for Hurricane Elsa on Saturday, July 3rd — this will ensure we mobilize all necessary resources so the County is ready for any possible impacts. Take action to prepare at home. Learn more: http://miamidade.gov/hurricane

https://twitter.com/MayorDaniella/status/1411322480560676865?s=20

 

STORM PREPAREDNESS CHECKLIST

At least one gallon of water per day, per person for 3 - 7 days
Non-perishable snacks and packaged or canned food for at least 3 - 7 days
Manual can opener
Change of clothing, rain gear, and sturdy shoes.
Prescription medications, First aid kit
Personal hygiene items
Special items such as food for infants, the elderly, or disabled family members
Garbage bags
Fully charged portable electronic devices with charger
Eyeglasses, contact lenses, a hearing aid with extra batteries
Pet care items, including food and water
Flashlights, battery-powered radio, and batteries
Fill up your vehicle gas tank
Extra set of car keys
Cash
Important documents in a waterproof container or bag
Matches (wood matches are best)
Bug repellent or spray
Face covering for every member of your household
Hand sanitizer

 

TREE PRUNING

DO NOT begin any pruning or cleanup activities during a tropical storm or hurricane watch or warning!

 

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS & WEBSITES

  • - For police, fire or medical service during an emergency, please dial 911.
  • - FLORIDA DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: www.floridadisaster.org
  • - FLORIDA EMERGENCY INFORMATION HOTLINE: 1-800-342-3557
  • - MIAMI-DADE COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: www.miamidade.gov/fire/emergencymanagement.asp
  • - MIAMI DADE COUNTY: www.miamidade.gov/hurricane
  • - General Information: 3-1-1
  • - OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: 305-468-5400
  • - EMERGENCY EVACUATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: 305-513-7700
  • - SPECIAL MEDICAL NEEDS REGISTRY & SHELTER: 305-513-7700
  • - SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES: 786-469-5000
  • - ANIMAL CARE & CONTROL: 305-468-5900
  • - MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE: www.msvfl.gov
  • - MIAMI SHORES POLICE DEPARTMENT: 305-759-2468
  • - Fire Department: 911
  • - MIAMI SHORES BUILDING DEPARTMENT: 305-795-2204
  • - FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY: www.fema.gov | FEMA: 1-800-621-3362
  • - FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT: www.fpl.com | 1-800-4-outage (468-8243)
  • - For the most current weather information, visit the National Hurricane Center’s website at: www.nhc.noaa.gov

 

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