Hurricane Debris Pickup May Go Past Halloween

Hurricane Debris Pickup May Go Past Halloween

According to an article published in The Miami Herald, the debris clean up process in Miami Springs may not be completed until the week of November 9th.

The reason is money.

In order for the City of Miami Springs (as well as every other municipality) to be reimbursed by FEMA, the city must follow specific rules.  They must only collect vegetation.  The vegetation must be measured and weighed.  To quote the article, “If cities and counties stray from these rules, they won’t get reimbursed, meaning the municipality will front the bill, said Bruce Loucks, Cooper City’s city manager. In Miramar, that’s expected to be anywhere from $9 to $10 million. In Hialeah, it could be as high as $12 million.”

Be patient.  The debris is actively being collected throughout the city.  Slowly, but surely, blocks are cleaning up.

Furthermore, the estimate is not that bad for Miami Springs.  According to the Herald article, Miramar won’t be complete until the end of the year.  Dania Beach is estimating a completion date of January 31st, 2018.  

Click here to read the full Herald article including a run down of South Florida municipalities. 


About Nestor Suarez

Nestor Suarez has been a resident of Miami Springs since the 1980s. He grew up in the Springs attending Miami Springs Middle and Miami Springs High before heading to the University of Miami. He founded the Miami Springs community website,, in 1997 and continues to operate it to this day. Nestor Suarez is also a South Florida businessman with over 20 years experience in E-Commerce and Internet Marketing. Suarez helped to build in the late 90s and 2000s to become one of the Top 25 Internet Retailers in the country. In 2011, Suarez joined BrandsMart USA as the Vice President of E-Commerce and helped the legendary South Florida retailer modernize its E-Commerce operations while tripling its online revenues. In 2016, Suarez created Marketing Addicts, LLC in a partnership with a group of TigerDirect Alumni servicing the health care industry. Contact Mr. Suarez at