“Take the sand, buy fuel and supply gas,” this is how the residents of South Florida prepare to face the threat of the arrival of Isaias in our state.
In times of a pandemic, preparation has become a challenge for some residents. “Because of the economic situation we are going through, everything is very difficult, so preparing for this is a huge effort.”
The National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm watch for the coastal areas of South Florida, so contingency plans for any eventuality are already being prepared in Miami-Dade.
Carlos Giménez, mayor of Miami-Dade, assures that “we don’t want there to be any need to open shelters to be stormy but they are ready if something changes, we can open up to 20 shelters pretty quickly”.
The same that will be adapted to the current situation by the COVID-19 of agreements to the county mayor. “We have prepared the shelters this year to have 40 square feet in the shelters to give more space to people, also for people who test positive for COVID-19, we are going to use classrooms in schools that have never been done before” .
In addition, the county will close all beaches, golf courses, marinas and parks starting at 8:00 pm this Friday. The COVID-19 test centers are also closed from Thursday until next week.
For people who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who need shelter assistance, the county has enabled number 311 for you to register, but you must do so early. While in Miami, restaurants must collect their tables and chairs outside before midnight.