Disaster Assistance:
Get Ready and Get Help!

With Hurricane Season (June 1st - November 30th) here, we’ve gathered a list of resources to help you prepare and access relief services during and after natural disasters.

This is an active page that is updated regularly
based on the needs of our community and the resources available.

In case of an emergency, call 911.  
For questions related to County services, call 311.

Click here for weather related updates. 

With the passing of Storm Nicole, we are no longer tracking significant weather threats in Miami-Dade County.

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I need to get ready (Prepare)

sign up for Alerts

If you aren't yet subscribed to Axis Helps, sign up here. Before, during, and after storms, we will send updates on resources and help that is available.

Resources & Guides

To prepare for a hurricane or tropical storm, review Catalyst Miami’s Hurricane Checklist (English, Español, Kreyòl) to make sure you have the items needed in your home to prepare for a potential storm.

Enter your address into Miami-Dade County's storm surge planning map to understand if you live in an area of high risk during a storm.

Evacuation Centers & Shelters

There are no evacuation orders at this time for Miami-Dade County.

If an evacuation order is announced, centers will be opened throughout the County. Call 311 for information on the center closest to you. Emergency bus pickup sites will be opened if public transportation has closed. More information can be found here.

Closures

There are no closures to report at this time.

I need help (Recover)

Power Outages & Damages

To report or check on the status of a power outage, click here. To report a dangerous condition or downed power line call 1-800-468-8243.

If your home or neighborhood was impacted, click here to submit a damage report.

If you are cleaning your home after flood or hurricane related damage, click here to review some helpful tips from the CDC.

Emergency & Evacuation Assistance program (EEAP)

If you are unable to evacuate from your home due to being home or bedbound, on life-sustaining medical equipment, or have daily activities that require assistance, you are eligible for the Emergency & Evacuation Assistance Program (EEAP).

You can sign up to receive transportation services to evacuate or a wellness call after a disaster. Make sure to pre-register! Those that pre-register will have priority over those who have not registered for the program. You can register online or call 311.

Small Business Owners

Miami-Dade County small business owners impacted by Hurricane Ian can apply for the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs). Businesses may borrow to repair or replace disaster-damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets. More information can be found here.

We are actively adding resources as the storm progresses and will update this section as they become available. If you have a resource you'd like us to share, please email info@axishelps.org with the details.

I want to help (Support)

Donors/Funders

Give directly to The Miami Foundation's Disaster Resilience Fund which is a permanent, revolving fund that aims to raise $20 million to support nonprofits working to advance disaster preparedness, provide grants for relief efforts to frontline grassroots organizations in advance of a disaster and invest in long-term equitable recovery.

Nonprofit Organizations

Does your organization engage in disaster preparedness, relief, recovery or resiliency initiatives in Miami-Dade County? Click here to join the Miami Strong Disaster Resilience Network.

Volunteers

This section will be updated as more opportunities to help become available.