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Become a hero *|FNAME|*. Join other South Floridians tomorrow to spin your arms really fast and push Hurricane Irma away.

Waiting for gas yesterday like 🙄 (📸 @chrisadamo)

We’ve got what you need

Irma is cruising through the Caribbean Islands at full force – and so are we through all your questions about how to prepare.

Miami-Dade County ordered an evacuation that goes into effect at 9 a.m. of all of Zone A and much of Zone B (all the barrier islands, pretty much, so Miami Beach, Bal Harbor, North Bay Village, etc.).

The National Hurricane Center says “the threat of direct impact in Florida has increased.” It’s projected to go up the east side of Florida on Sunday, through Miami. Hurricane watches for parts of Florida could come later today.

We’re continually updating our Hurricane Irma guide. Some additions since yesterday include:

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We’re in this together

Now is the time to band together and help each other out. Where do you see stores and gas stations that still have supplies? Where are the shelters?

We’ve partnered with WLRN – and all of you – to make this crowd-sourced map so you know where to go.

It’s simple. You fill out this basic form about the places you see that still have gas, food and water. Those locations get added to the map so everyone can see. We’ll get through this better if we go through it together.

Other deets to know about Irma

They got the power. Two SoFlo nuclear power plants fall in Irma’s path. Are FPL’s Turkey Point and St. Lucie facilities ready? Officials are still deciding how to hunker down. (Miami Herald)

A bright side. Pinecrest Bakery served free cafecito to grumpy people waiting in line for gas off U.S. 1 this week. Thanks for keeping the peace. (CBS Miami)  

Live next to a construction crane in Miami? Consider evacuating. The cranes weren’t made to withstand Irma’s winds and could blow into nearby high-rise buildings. (The Real Deal)

Meet Hector. This Caribbean palm tree in St. Barts has become a symbol of resistance against Irma. (Mashable)

Plus, here are a bunch of other tips:

  • JetBlue has started to cap flight prices. The airline is charging a max of $99 to fly directly out of airports like Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, and Orlando. Now others like American Airlines and Delta are joining in too. (Yahoo Finance)
  • Grab sandbags. Here’s where you can go to get them before the storm hits. (CBS Miami)
  • Don’t be hangry. Here’s a list of restaurants that are staying open for the storm. (Eater)  
  • Geek squad. If you’re good with computers, web development, and design, this group of tech volunteers wants your help. (Disaster Response Volunteer Force)
  • Gov. Rick Scott wants you. He’s calling for volunteers at shelters and for food distribution. If you are in a safe place, you can sign up here. (Volunteer Florida)
  • Here’s the official county rundown of what’s staying open and what is closing (and when). (Miami-Dade County)

EVENTS

Around Town

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

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

🎉 9/7- 9/12: Copper Fest – POSTPONED

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

💰 9/7: First Public County Budget Hearing – CANCELED

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

🎨 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 004CANCELED

👊 9/14: Our Power Town Hall

🍻  9/14: Wynwood Brewing Co. Beer and Ice Cream Pairing

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