Hurricane Season is Here

MIAMI-DADE HURRICANE GUIDE 
This is the official Miami-Dade Hurricane Readiness Guide, with resources to prepare you for before, during, and after a hurricane. 

READYMDC APP
Download the ReadyMDC app which allows Miami-Dade residents and visitors to get up-to-the minute information before, during and after a hurricane strikes.

EMERGENCY & EVACUATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EEAP)
The EEAP provides evacuation support to residents who need specialized transportation assistance or whose medical needs prevent them from evacuating on their own.

GET A PLAN!
Use this resource to help you create a disaster plan, whether it be a Family Plan, Business Plan, or Special Needs Plan.

EVACUATION CENTER RULES DURING COVID-19
Check out this page to see the health screening guidelines that will be put in place once an evacuation center opens. 

KNOW YOUR EVACUATION ZONE
Storm surge is the greatest threat to life and property from a hurricane. It occurs when water from the ocean is pushed on shore by the force of tropical storms or hurricanes. This is the primary reason Miami-Dade County residents are asked to evacuate prior to a hurricane. A Storm Surge Planning Zone is an area that could potentially be affected by a storm surge of 1 1/2 feet or higher during a hurricane. Evacuation decisions are heavily predicated on storm surge planning.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

  • Workshop 5: Workforceincluding Evacuations, Shelter Staffing, Workforce Structure, Capacity, PPE, and Telemedicine, Wednesday, June 10, 2020   |   10AM-12PM
  • Workshop 4: Public Messagingto include Risk Communications for Disaster Preparedness, Evacuations, and Sheltering, Friday, June 5, 2020  |   12PM-2PM
  • Workshop 6: Psychological Adjustmentincluding Response Workers & the Public – Training, Messaging, & Trauma, Friday, June 12, 2020   |   12PM-2PM

The Economic Crisis is Worsening

Right now, Floridians are suffering due to the financial and health impacts brought on by COVID-19. We’re concerned about the inability of families to pay electric bills and future disconnections.

The MCA Clean Energy Working Group invites you join us in asking FPL to (1) provide clear and easy to access details around late fees (2) not back charge customers who would have been disconnected (3) reconnect customers who experienced disconnections prior to declared state of emergency (4) formally suspend disconnections for the 30-days following the end of the state of emergency. Sign on to the letter HERE

After you’ve signed the letter, please share your support on social media by sharing this graphic and tagging@miamiclimatealliance (Facebook & Instagram) or @miaclimate (Twitter). 

How The CARES Act Can Help You

This week, the Miami Climate Alliance hosted a webinar exploring how you and your organization can take full advantage of the programs and policy changes passed under the 2020 CARES Act. 

HIGHLIGHTS:
The Paycheck Prevention Program | Emergency Disaster Loans | Economic Injury Disaster Loans | Unemployment Insurance Changes | Changes to 501(c)(3) policy that can attract donations.

If you missed the workshop, you can access the slides HEREor view the recording HERE

MCA Annual Meeting Postponed

Due to ongoing health concerns with the Coronavirus (Covid 19), the MCA Annual Meeting & Steering Committee Elections will be postponed until Saturday, June 13th.

However, there is still work to be done, so an organizing call during the originally scheduled meeting time on Saturday (11am-2pm) will be held to get you up to speed on working groups and member activities.

Please note that the call will be recorded and translated in Spanish and Creole.  
Organizing Call – 3/14/20 – 11am-2pm

JOIN ONLINE:
Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/4587206468

JOIN VIA TELEPHONE: 
+1 720 707 2699
+1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 458 720 6468

We look forward to connecting with you all virtually!

JOSH FOX: THE TRUTH HAS CHANGED

A powerful solo performance for the age of climate change
Join us for the Miami premiere of THE TRUTH HAS CHANGED a live solo performance by Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-Nominated filmmaker JOSH FOX, creator of Gasland, the documentary that made “fracking” a household word.

A reporter and eyewitness of so many of the key moments that have changed this country and the world, Josh Fox tells a story of our world in crisis as only he could—from the very frontlines, and with no holds barred.

MARCH 13 – 15 at MDC Live Arts Lab
MARCH 20 – 22 at The Light Box
Get Tickets | $5 off with the code: TRUTH 

Keep The Bay Blue, Not Green


This Thursday, February 13, the City of Miami Commission will hold the 1st reading public hearing for their new and improved draft urban fertilizer ordinance, which will reduce pollution into the City’s waterways, including Florida Bay. The improvements requested by an Everglades Coalition letter dated 1/29/20 were incorporated, and the ordinance language is now some of the strongest in the state.

PUBLIC COMMENT WILL BE BETWEEN 9 AND 11 AM.  The agenda item is number 3. under XII. FR – First Reading Ordinances (meeting agenda here).  You can read the draft urban fertilizer ordinance here.

Learn more HERE.