Florida local authorities prepare for hurricane

MIAMI – State and local authorities establish states of emergency and prepare for a hurricane, such as South Florida remained in the probability cone on Friday.

As Tropical Depression 9 strengthened in the Caribbean, Governor Ron DeSantis declared states of emergency for 24 counties, including Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe.

Local officials in Monroe County also declared a local state of emergency.

“Evacuations and sheltering will be discussed (Saturday) morning for visitors and people who live in mobile homes, low areas, boaters and the homeless,” a county spokesperson said. from Monroe in an email.

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava spoke Friday in Miami.

“Florida is in the cone of concern and we urge our community to continue to monitor this storm. Now is the time to make sure you have a hurricane plan in place, for you and your family, and to verify that you have a hurricane emergency kit and that it is well stocked,” Levine said. How are you.

Authorities are preparing to lower water levels in South Florida’s canals ahead of a possible storm. The South Florida Water Management District says it is working with local drainage districts to mitigate flooding.

“It’s too early to know what the exact impacts will be, but we need to prepare for the worst to keep our community safe,” Levine Cava said.

The US Coast Guard is also encouraging boaters to stay out of the water as the storm approaches.

State officials are also encouraging medically dependent Floridians to register for help.

While the storm is too far away to determine if it will actually hit South Florida, Local 10 meteorologists are encouraging residents to review their hurricane plans and keep an eye out for updates.

Tropical storm winds could begin from tuesday in Florida, according to Local 10 hurricane specialist and storm surge expert Michael Lowry.

Download our Local 10 2022 Hurricane Survival Guide on your mobile device for step-by-step instructions and storm checklists, plus the latest hurricane evacuation zones and shelter information.

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