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The Town's Post-Hurricane Efforts (UPDATED)

Post Date:09/08/2017 4:00 PM

Dear Cutler Bay Residents,

Our Team has been working diligently to keep you informed prior to and during the events of Hurricane Irma. Below please find the latest recovery updates for today, September 12, 2017:

Town Hall Offices will be closed on September 13, 2017. Due to the current state of our telecommunications, phone lines and email are still down, please monitor your eNotifications and the Town's website for up to date information.

Miami-Dade County's curfew has been lifted as of today.

The Solid Waste Management Department has resumed residential and commercial garbage services today. Crews will service all carts on the curbsides, unless the roadways are impassible. Service will take time, so residents are asked to be patient. No requests for missed services are to be opened. Residents whose garbage collection day was Monday, September 11th will be serviced on Wednesday, September 13th. This will serve as the make-up day for Monday's suspended service.

Residents who no longer have a garbage cart should order a replacement via 311.

Curbside recycling service will be suspended until Monday, September 18th.

Residents should begin to place their hurricane debris at the curbside. Debris collection by the County's Hurricane Irma recovery contractors will begin at a later date, to be announced. Residents are advised not to mix trash with other household items such as furniture, carpeting, etc. Residents are also advised not place trash on the right-of-ways of private property or on vacant lots. 

Bulky waste scheduling remains suspended until further notice. No calls or online/phone app scheduling is available to the public at this time. Crews servicing bulky pick-ups are currently addressing curbside trash piles in an effort to keep roadways clear.

Thirteen (13) Neighborhood Trash and Recycling Centers are open for operation and will observe extended operating hours from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, until further notice. Service area residents can drop off household trash, yard waste and small amounts of hurricane debris. Guidelines regarding truck and trailer sizes will continue to be observed.

The Resources Recovery Facility will remain closed until further notice.

While residents' homes may have open windows and doors, residents who are partaking in outdoor cleanup activities are advised to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites and mosquito breeding. EPA-approved repellants containing DEET, picaridin, lemon or eucalyptus oil and IR3535 are considered effective.

Homes being powered by generators are advised to exercise caution by not powering their home with the generator inside the structure. For additional Generator Safety Information, please click here.

Residents without electricity or generator power, who are in need of charging their mobile phones are invited to the HealthSouth Rehab Hospital of Miami located on Old Cutler Road. Free cell phone charging stations are available for public use.

To apply for FEMA assistance, please click here.

Please continue to monitor eNotifications, the Town's website, local news stations and Miami-Dade County’s Emergency Website for the most up to date information regarding public services and recovery/restoration efforts. 

Miami-Dade County urges residents to use mobile apps to report power outages, identify gas stations and receive traffic updates.  

311Direct - Miami-Dade County
Florida 511 (FDOT Traffic) - By GreenOwl Solutions Inc
GasBuddy - By GasBuddy Organization Inc.         
FPL - By NextEra Energy, Inc

The Town encourages residents to access official Miami-Dade County emergency information at www.miamidade.gov/emergency, call the 311 Contact Center or follow the County at  @MiamiDadeCounty on Twitter and Facebook.

It is a pleasure to serve the residents of Cutler Bay.  Please be safe.

Kind Regards,

Town of Cutler Bay

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