In the aftermath of a tropical storm or hurricane Returning from an evacuation

Your safety should always be the number one priority. Before you return to your home to check on your belongings and pets, you should wait until emergency management gives you permission to do so.

• To re-enter the city you may be required to show your RESIDENT ID card, driver’s license, other photo ID or a utility bill that has your name and address.

• If your home has structural damage, don’t enter until it has been checked by officials.

• Open windows and doors to ventilate and dry your home.

• Beware of snakes, insects and animals driven to higher ground by flood water.

• Before drinking water, check to make sure it is safe for you and your family.

• Power outages can endanger your food supply. Dispose of any food that has been at room temperature for two hours or more, and any food that has an unusual odor, color or texture

• Danger from power lines: Do not touch fallen or low-hanging wires. A wire that seems harmless may be crossed with a live wire. Stay away from wires in contact with puddles. Do not pile debris on or near power line equipment, poles, transformers, or down wire.

After any emergency event, any questions regarding your safety should be directed to the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department. 305-947-4440.

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