We are now under a Tropical Storm Warning and Hurricane Watch in Miami Beach with tropical storm conditions expected later today or this evening. Hurricane conditions are possible through early Monday.
Keep an eye on the forecast for TS Eta via the National Hurricane Center at www.nhc.noaa.gov
Mayor Dan Gelber provided details this morning:
Peak rainfall amounts could be 6-12 inches and potentially up to 18 between tonight and early Tuesday morning.
Peak wind forecast: 60 mph with wind gusts over 74 mph possible starting early Sunday afternoon or evening through Monday afternoon.
Peak storm surge inundation: There is a potential for 2-4 feet above ground somewhere within surge prone areas between Sunday afternoon and early Tuesday morning.
There is the potential for isolated tornados this evening over South Florida and the Keys.
“The City is deploying generators and pumps and has already cleared out drains. But as indicated above, expect flooding and power losses. Please don’t assume the storm is going to miss us or weaken.” the Mayor stated.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has declared a State of Emergency for several Florida counties including Miami-Dade.
Free Parking is being provided in City garages for residents due to the potential of heavy flooding. You may park in the garages at no cost through Tuesday, November 10 at 6 pm. You must show a photo ID or utility bill showing a Miami Beach address upon exit.
Parks and beaches are closed today and tomorrow (Sunday and Monday).
COVID-19 testing at the Miami Beach Convention Center has ceased and the testing site will remain closed through Monday.
Miami-Dade County Schools are closed/classes are cancelled on Monday.
New: Waste Connections has suspended all residential and commercial trash pick up on Monday, November 9. The City asks that you secure your trash receptacles due to high winds.
New: Miami-Dade libraries will be closed on Monday.
Photo above, Miami Beach on Sunday morning around 11:15 am, courtesy Alfredo Gonzalez.
Photo below, earlier Sunday morning, courtesy Alfredo Gonzalez