Now more than ever, it is important to review your hurricane preparedness plan to a adapt quickly to a weather emergency. We know how difficult it is to focus on one more impending threat to our wellbeing, but we are here to help!
There are a variety of tools and resources individual artists and non-profit arts organizations can refer to when preparing for an emergency. The Arts & Business Council of Miami and the CERF+, have prepared useful guides and compiled important links we can share to help you in the process.
South Arts in partnership with the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) have launched new dPlan|ArtsReady tool, a service that guides arts organizations through the creation of a readiness plan. ArtsReady takes an "all hazards" approach to planning: focusing on essential business needs so organizations can be prepared for any crisis. The tool walks users through a series of modules—Risk Assessment, Action Items, Critical Stuff, Reports, and Guides and Resources—that explore the critical business functions most arts and cultural organizations rely on every day to access during, or after a crisis. Read the 12 Must Haves to Build Your Readiness Plan.
2022 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday
Ends Friday, June 10, 2022
The State of Florida’s 2022 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is here! The sales tax extends through Friday, June 10, 2022. During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax. For more information and a list of qualifying items, please see the Department of Revenue’s Taxpayer Information Publication on the 2022 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday.
Miami-Dade Readiness Guide and Resources
Miami-Dade County’s Hurricane Readiness portal and guide offer detailed local information for individuals and organizations. Here you will find information on the actions you should take before, during and after a storm impacts South Florida. Here you will also find the latest guidelines and information regarding the activation of evacuation centers during the COVID-19 pandemic. You may access the portal by clicking here.
The Hurricane Door Hanger provides a quick graphic way to identify households that need assistance after the storm. You may download and print the Hurricane Door Hanger.
The Ready MDC mobile application is now available to the public via Google Play for Android and the iOS App Store for iPhone. The mobile application allows Miami-Dade residents and visitors to get up-to-the minute information before, during and after a hurricane strike, including:
How to prepare for a hurricane
Areas that are in danger of storm surge
Evacuation center locations
Emergency bus pick-up sites
What to do with pets
Emergency evacuation & assistance information and much more
Staying informed during an imminent threat or emergency is critical in helping make the right decision. The Miami-Dade County Alerts system will notify you about public safety issues and weather advisories on your cell phone.
Alerts is a free service that enables County residents or visitors to receive emergency texts and/or emails regarding public safety issues, recommended public protective actions, or other emergency information. Sign up now.
Alliance for Response Miami
The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs is a proud member of The Alliance for Response Miami. AFR Miami connects the arts community with the first responder and emergency management community in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. An alliance of artists, museums, archives, libraries, galleries, cultural institutions, and emergency responders in the Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, AFR Miami provides a forum for information and communication to foster a cooperative approach to emergency management and cultural heritage protection. A Weather Ready Nation Ambassador for the National Weather Service, the Alliance for Response Miami works with arts groups, cultural institutions, and local emergency services to develop mutual understanding in advance of any emergency and/or disaster. For tips and resources to prepare before an emergency and/or disaster, please visit the webpage, Twitter @afrsflorida and Facebook page.
The Department of Cultural Affairs will stay in touch with you to make it through Hurricane season and hopefully, the last stages of the pandemic. Please be sure that you are signed up for our regular news e-alerts by going to our website, www.miamidadearts.org, and clicking on the “SUBSCRIBE” button at the top of the opening page.