🌪️ Ask us your Irma questions

🌪️ Ask us your Irma questions

These are your storm surge planning zones, Miami. Get to know your evacuation risk.


We still don’t know where exactly Irma is going to land, but that’s exactly why you should be preparing now.  The 5 a.m. update from the National Weather Service said this: “The threat of impacts to SFL continues to increase.”

We’re doing our best to answer all your questions about how to get ready in our Hurricane Irma guide, including:

Keep the questions coming. You can reply to this newsletter, comment on the guide, or send them over via Facebook and Twitter.

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Other things to know about Irma

Get outta here. Miami-Dade County is expected to order evacuations of Miami Beach and much of the mainland coast today, aka evacuation zones A and B (Not sure if that’s you? Type your address into this map). That includes Key Biscayne, Brickell, Miami Beach, and most of the other coastal areas of the county. Get your go bags ready. (Miami Herald)

I wanna fly away. Got plans to leave Miami? As of Tuesday evening, Miami International is open and closely monitoring Irma’s path. Here’s how an airport decides to close in a hurricane. Follow @iflyMIA on Twitter for the latest airport closures, flight delays, and more Irma changes. (Miami Herald)

Hurricane Daze. Miami-Dade County Public Schools and all county offices are going to be closed this Thursday and Friday. Here’s a full list of what’s postponed, canceled and changed around town, from Fairchild Tropical Gardens to the Miami International Auto Show. (Miami Herald)

Terrible people. Price gouging in the face of a natural disaster is illegal. If you see the prices of basic items (like ice, food, plywood, or hotel rooms) skyrocket, you can report it at 1-866-9-NO-SCAM. That’s a hotline set up by Attorney General Pam Bondi. Whoever is caught overcharging will have to pay a fine. (WLRN)

Who needs hurricane parties when you have hurricane pizza? Wynwood’s Gramps is going to stay open until “just before it’s unsafe,” says owner Adam Gersten. The bar and its onsite pizza kitchen, Pizza Tropical, are making pizzas until the coolers likely lose power. Prepare first. Party later. (Miami New Times)

The end of DACA

It’s official: President Trump announced he’s ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act, a.k.a DACA. He’s slowly phasing out the program that protects undocumented immigrants that came to the U.S. as kids from deporation.

This gives Congress six months to create and approve new legislation if they want to save these DREAMers. Upset about the decision? Here’s what you can do about it. (POLITICO, HuffPost)

Check out this event from our advertiser, Miami Dade College Foundation.

🎉 Celebrate I AM MDC Day on Sept. 6! We are all MDC! Join Miami Dade College to celebrate your MDC pride, change a life by supporting scholarships, and get social at #IAMMDC.

Around Town

We’ll keep our calendar as updated as possible, but make sure these events are still happening before you go.

🎶 9/6: Modest Mouse at The Fillmore

🍴 9/7: Food Truck Thursday Festival Virginia Key – CANCELED

🎉 9/7- 9/12: Copper Fest – POSTPONED

💻 9/7: PAMM Free Community Night: Tech Takeover

💰 9/7: First Public County Budget Hearing

😂 9/8: Miami: A Very Funny History (Click here for a discount code)

🎨 9/8 – 9/9: ART + HACK + DATA: Miami Media Art Weekend – POSTPONED

🌇 9/8: Downtown ARTchitecture and Archaeology Walking Tour – CANCELED

💭 9/9: YoungArts Imagination Land Exhibition Opening – CANCELED

💃 9/10: Free Roller Dancing at The Faena

🙋 9/12: Miami Trivia Night with HistoryMiami and PACE Miami – POSTPONED

🎷 9/13: In the Lobby Lounge JAZZ!

🔬 9/13: LATE at Frost Science: SEEING 004 – TBD

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