Miami Beach has declared a state of emergency in its recreation district due to the arrival of spring breakers that have swept the city. A curfew will take effect from 8 a.m. Saturday for 72 hours, Miami Beach Interim City Manager Raul Aguila announced Saturday.
“When we reached the top – at the peak of the spring break, we were quite easily overwhelmed by the entertainment district,” Aguilera told a news conference on Saturday. Folks, this is not an easy decision to make, we are doing it to protect public health and safety.
Aguila said the decision is necessary to protect residents and spring breakers alike.
The problem is there are a few incidents happening at the same time, there is a combination of challenging situations, “Mayor Dan Zelbar told the United States today.” During the epidemic we saw a lot of people and a lot of people to perform. So we were able to do all this together, so it became a tender.
I wake up at night and get anxious [when] I get a phone call about something that is going to happen, “Continue in jail” “We see videos, pictures of a lot of people, sometimes something that causes unrest.” Or worse and there is no reason to tolerate it.
The city has been in a state of emergency for a year because of the Covid-19, Gelbar said, adding that the “emergency power” deployed by Aguilar to launch the state of emergency is linked to the Covid-19 involved in the state of emergency in Miami Beach
Gember said the Miami Beach Police Department has too many disorders to handle.
As part of the state of emergency, the following instructions have been implemented, according to a statement from the city:
Curfews have been imposed in the “High Impact Area” of Miami Beach, which includes the area enclosed by 5th Street, 16th Street, Pennsylvania Avenue and Ocean Drive.
Eastbound lanes on Julia Total Causeway will be closed to traffic from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Eastbound lanes on the Venice Causeway will be closed to traffic from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., except for residents.
Eastbound lanes on MacArthur Causeway will be closed to traffic at 9 a.m. Traffic except for residents, hotel guests and city business
Ocean Drive will be closed to pedestrians and vehicles except residents, hotel guests and local business people at 8 p.m.
Other roads within the “High Impact Zone” may be closed at the discretion of city officials.
Sidewalk cafe activities with extended outdoor seating are suspended in the “High Impact Zone” until 5 p.m. Saturday.
Restaurants in the “High Impact Zone” may only be open until midnight for delivery.
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Some local businesses have already taken steps to address the pressure of many visitors who are causing trouble.
Clevelander South Beach, the Miami establishment of Ocean Drive, should shut down its food and beverage services, temporarily closing the doors of its restaurants at least in the midst of spring break chaos, after the spring break situation got out of control. Including damage to the surrounding restaurant.
“We don’t want to wait for something more terrible to happen,” Zelbar told a news conference.
Spring break chaos due to ‘something goes’ mentality
Most epidemic restrictions in Florida have been lifted, Miami Beach Mayor Dan Zelbar told the USA on Monday.
The Miami Beach Police Department made 163 arrests in seven days, spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez told USA Todd on Monday.
On Monday, the Miami Herald reported that a man was shot dead near a residential area surrounded by shooting on the south beach.
It’s like a triple threat: we’ve got a lot of people, a lot of people are coming in with the habit of going wild and we have the virus, “said the jailer. This poses a truly multifaceted danger for us. “
The city has “enforced zero tolerance for all of our ordinances,” the jailer said, meaning Miami Beach police are making arrests for keeping open containers and more.