Vice Mayor Lago: Spreading The Word

Posted by Vice Mayor Vince Lago via Facebook:

This past week, Miami-Dade County, including the City of Coral Gables, experienced a weather event that left approximately 17.5 inches in a span of over three days. An estimated 8 inches of the 17.5 inches were recorded over a 24-hour period during the course of Tuesday overnight into Wednesday. This event had a tremendous impact in the City’s low-lying areas impacting the drainage system and many homes and businesses.

In response, Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is documenting these weather-related damages in order to determine if the County has reached the required threshold to qualify for Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Declaration. The residences and businesses impacted by this weather event have been asked to document the damages to their property by completing the County’s “Initial Damage Assessment” form via the online Neighborhood Damage Assessment Entry Form by or by calling the Miami-Dade Contact Center by dialing 311 or 305-468-5900.

Click here to complete the form:

Your participation is crucial in order for the County’s OEM to have an accurate assessment for the State of Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) to submit this request for an SBA Preliminary Damage Assessment. An SBA Disaster Declaration may result in SBA loans being available to property and business owners for damage repairs related to last week’s storm event.

In order to be counted, Miami-Dade County needs the assessments to be completed and submitted NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, JUNE 5th.

For more information please contact the City of Coral Gables Public Works Department at 305-460-5000.


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