Only a week ago, we were preparing for Hurricane Irma’s landfall.
While we were spared a direct hit, she still wrought a whole lot of damage and devastation.
This weekend is a good moment to help others get back on their feet. We’ve got a few suggestions how:
We also have info on even more opportunities for lending a hand this weekend down at the bottom.
We will be collecting canned goods, hygiene products & toiletries for Hurricane Irma victims during our Brunch this Sunday, 9.17 Learn More ».
SMH. After Hurricane Wilma in 2005, the state tried to pass a bill to require nursing homes to have a generator to keep AC going at all times. It failed. After the Hollywood tragedy, Miami-Dade Mayor Gimenez says he’ll pass a local law if the legislature doesn’t step up. (Miami Herald)
Freebies. Uber is offering free rides in Irma’s aftermath, and these restaurants have great giveaways and deals. Plus, don’t forget libraries have reopened – and have air-conditioning and Internet. Like always. (SFBJ, Miami New Times, Miami-Dade County)
Pinky swear. FPL promises you’ll have power in your home restored by Sunday, Sept. 17 at the latest. (Miami Herald)
Don’t go hungry. Irma made food insecurity in Miami-Dade’s poorest communities even worse than it was before. Left with no electricity to cook, this is how residents there are getting by. Plus, if you’re in need, here’s a list of Miami-Dade schools distributing free meals. (WLRN, CBS Miami)
Still standing. Here are some shocking aerial photos of the Caribbean and the Keys pre- and post-Irma’s wrath. You can see where beaches eroded, what areas lost trees, and even where buildings blew away. The islands are shaken, but still standing. (USA Today)
Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation in partnership with the City of Opa-Locka will be giving out bags of ice, water, and food today! Learn More ».
🌊 9/15-9/16: City of Miami Beach beach cleanup
🍲 9/16: Community Food Distribution
🏛️ 9/15: Free admission to PAMM
🎵 9/15: Amy Winehouse Tribute Weekend
🎞️ 9/16-9/23: Brazilian Film Festival of Miami
🐶 9/17: Pups & Pints
🎶 9/19: Mumford & Sons
⚾ 9/20: Marlins vs. New York Mets
👊 9/21: Our Power Town Hall