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Hurricane Season Resources

The South Florida hurricane season begins on June 1 and ends November 30. Sunny Isles Beach is located in the Zone B floodplain where a hurricane may cause a storm surge, high winds, tornadoes, flooding, or loss of utility services.


The Sunny Isles Beach Police Department and the City of Sunny Isles Beach want to ensure your business, condominium or hotel’s safety. In case of an emergency, the Police Department needs to know who to contact. Please complete the Emergency Contact Form today so the SIBPD can communicate imperative information in case of an emergency.

Sign Up for Sunny Isles Beach SIBAlert

SIBAlert enables citizens to receive accurate and up-to-date notices and warnings from the City of Sunny Isles Beach during critical incidents and emergencies. Notifications are sent based on location through a variety of methods including phone calls, SMS text messages, emails and a mobile application. You can choose any and all methods of alerts you would like to receive. Sign up now for SIBAlert!

Pre-Register for Emergency Evacuations

Prior to hurricane season, residents who need assistance with daily living, medical needs, or specialized transportation must pre-register with the Emergency Evacuation Assistance Program. For applications call Miami-Dade 311 (305.468.5900), TTY/TDD 305.468.5402, or download an Emergency Evacuation Assistance Application. Individuals needing a pet-friendly Hurricane Evacuation Center (HEC) must also pre-register by calling 311. For each event, the County will announce the HEC that accepts pets.

Sign Up for Miami-Dade County Emergency Alerts & Download “Ready MDC” Mobile App

Alerts is a free service that enables Miami-Dade County residents or visitors to receive emergency texts and/or emails regarding public safety issues, recommended public protective actions, hurricane alerts, or other emergency information. Sign up for Miami-Dade County Emergency Alerts!

Residents should also download the Ready Miami-Dade app to their iPhone or Android device for up-to-the-minute information during a storm. Visit your device’s app store and search for “ReadyMDC.”

Hurricane Watch

Residents should follow hurricane watches closely. Even if a hurricane warning or an evacuation order is not issued, City parks and beaches may be closed due to high winds. Residents should clear balconies and secure objects in the yard. The Miami-Dade County School Board will decide when to close the Norman S. Edelcup SIB K-8 School. When the public school is closed, the City’s After School Program will also be closed. The SIBshuttle will stop running when sustained winds reach 30 mph. Information regarding City services will be most current on the web at sibfl.net/emergency and on City of Sunny Isles Beach social media.

Hurricane Warning

Hurricane warnings are issued 36 hours in advance of anticipated tropical storm force winds. Residents and visitors must complete storm preparations and immediately evacuate if directed. A family should take a 72-hour supply of food, water, medications, and cash to purchase necessary items if the evacuation becomes extended.


If Miami-Dade County gives the order to evacuate Zone B, all visitors in hotels and residents in condos and single-family homes are required by Florida law to evacuate. There will be no emergency services available once the island is evacuated. Try to evacuate to the home of a friend or family member who lives outside of the evacuation zones. Use a Red Cross Hurricane Evacuation Center (HEC) only as a last resort. Hotel staff will assist their guests with other accommodations.

Red Cross Hurricane Evacuation Centers & Bus Pickup Locations

When an evacuation order is given, Miami-Dade County Evacuation Centers can be found on Miami-Dade County’s website. Open Hurricane Evacuation Centers (HECs) will also be listed on local radio, television stations and at Miami-Dade County’s Call Center at 311 or 305.468.5900, TTY/TDD 305.468.5402. Every shelter may not be open for every event. The County provides free transportation to HECs from predetermined pickup locations in Sunny Isles Beach:

  • Arlen House Condominiums, 158 Street & Collins Avenue
  • Winston Towers, 100 & 300 Buildings on 174 Street
  • Golden Shores Area, 189 Street & Collins Avenue
  • Ocean View Condominiums, 19300 Collins Avenue

Extra Considerations During COVID-19

  • Make sure your emergency kit includes face coverings, gloves, disinfectants and hand sanitizer.
  • Sheltering at a friend or relative’s house may be safer than a large shelter.
  • Keep in mind, if you do evacuate to a shelter, you will be screened prior to entering and rescreened during your time there. If you show signs of illness, you may be separated into an isolation area away from other evacuees.
  • You should continue to follow preventive actions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19, like washing your hands and wearing a mask during cleanup or when returning home.

For more information on hurricane preparedness during COVID-19, visit the CDC’s webpage.

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