Hurricane Information

When is Hurricane Season?

The official Atlantic hurricane season is from June 1 to November 30. The majority of tropical activity occurs during these six months. Always be prepared for a storm year-round.

Tropical Climate – Know Your Weather

Tropical Depression: An organized system of clouds and thunderstorms with a defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds of 38 mph (33kt) or less.

Tropical Storm: An organized system of strong thunderstorms with a defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds of 39 - 73 mph (34 - 63 kt).

Hurricane: An intense tropical weather system of strong thunderstorms with a well-defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds of 74 mph (64 kt) or higher. In other parts of the world, the word hurricane is synonymous with typhoon and cyclone.


City of Aventura

code-red-adBe Informed During an Emergency

CodeRED is the City of Aventura’s emergency notification system which allows the City to deliver critical messages and alerts to the community.

The CodeRED system serves as part of the City’s emergency planning and communications outreach by using the system’s capabilities to send telephone calls, text messages, and emails. In an effort to effectively inform residents, businesses and visitors.

To register, visit cityofaventura.com/codered OR text AlertAventura to 99411.

Stay Informed with the City's Hurricane News

Receive messages like the ones listed below directly to your inbox. Subscribe to the City’s email notification system, My Aventura and stay informed.

  1. July 31, 2020 - City Parks Close

    Please be advised that all City parks will close at noon on Friday, July 31, 2020 to prepare for possible side effects of Hurricane Isaias.
  2. May 29, 2020 - Be Prepared for Hurricane Season

    Take charge of your safety by making a hurricane plan ahead of time and stocking up on vital supplies. Visit our hurricane web page for details! Additional Info...
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Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade County Hurricane Guide

Please review the Miami-Dade County Hurricane Guide.

Miami-Dade County Emergency Management

Learn about the Office of Emergency Management, including the phases of emergency management, governmental affairs, activation levels and the comprehensive emergency management plan.

Gear Up & Be Prepared! What to do before, during and after the storm.

Do not wait until a storm threatens to start preparing. Before a hurricane threatens South Florida, have a plan, supplies, secure your home, plan for your pets, and be ready. Please review the before, during and after the storm sections of the Miami-Dade County Hurricane Guide.

Persons with Special Needs

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) in Miami-Dade County supports the health and medical needs of the county's most vulnerable populations during emergencies and disasters. Registration is necessary for the Special Needs and Emergency Evacuation Assistance Program. For more information, visit the DOH Special Needs website.

Storm Surge Evacuation Planning Zone

Storm Surge & Flooding

A storm surge has the ability to cause extensive damage posing the greatest threat during a severe weather event, and it is the main reason evacuation orders for an area are issued. The Miami-Dade Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has identified Storm Surge Planning Zones within the county. To determine if your location is within a storm surge planning zone, visit the Storm Surge Planning Zone page or call Miami-Dade County Answer Center at 3-1-1.

Upon identification of a threat, the OEM or County Mayor will use local media to relay pertinent information, such as evacuations and shelter openings. It is important to monitor the news for this information. Remember that these planning zones deal strictly with storm surge and you will need to determine if your home is safe to remain in during a hurricane.

Wind & High-Rises Buildings

High winds can cause considerable damage from the pressure they put on windows and buildings, as well as damage caused by unsecured items and debris which become projectiles capable of causing death, great bodily injury, or serious damage to property. Winds are stronger as you go higher, which should be of concern to the many hi-rise condominium dwellers living in the City.


Resource Guide

Aventura

911 Emergency
Dial 911 for all emergencies only. 

Non-emergency
305-466-8989 

City of Aventura Police Department
305-466-8962
cityofaventura.com/police
@aventurapolice 

Miami-Dade County

American Red Cross
305-644-1200
redcross.org/florida/miami

Animal Care & Control
305-884-1101 

Office of Emergency Management
3-1-1 305-468-5400
miamidade.gov/emergency

Emergency Alerts
miamidade.gov/alerts

Hurricane Guide
miamidade.gov/hurricane

Special Needs Registry
305-324-2400 

Special Transportation Services
305-630-5300 

State of Florida

Emergency Information Line
1-800-342-3552 

FPL
1-800-4-OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243)
fpl.com

Federal

National Hurricane Center
nhc.noaa.gov

National Weather Service
nws.noaa.gov

FEMA
1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
fema.gov