Philip Levine MAYOR OFFICE OF THE MIAMI BEACH MAYOR
OFFICE OF THE MIAMI BEACH MAYOR
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
Over the past few days we have worked around the clock to prepare for the biggest Atlantic hurricane on record, one that not only threatens lives but peoples' livelihoods. This 'nuclear hurricane' is bigger, stronger and more unrelenting than anything we've ever seen.
We anticipate extreme flooding, high storm surge, flooding, and potential tornadoes. Tropical Storm conditions are anticipated through Monday.
I hope by now everyone is prepared. Final preparations to protect life and property should be completed tonight. Please take final shelter by early Saturday morning. Once wind speeds hit 40 miles per hour, our first responders will no longer be dispatched for rescues due to dangerous weather conditions.
The causeways will remain open to vehicular traffic; however I urge you to stay put in a safe place. Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, the drawbridge will remain in the lock-down position so that boats may not pass.
On behalf of myself and our entire City of Miami Beach government, we are with you now and we will be with you after the storm. Miami Beach will rise above, and together, we will rise above Hurricane Irma.
Stay calm and stay safe,
Mayor Philip Levine
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