It’s been nearly two months since the devastating Hurricanes devastated the city, leaving more than 5,000 dead.
A week ago, the city was still reeling from the devastating floods and Hurricane Matthew, which was the second-strongest storm in Miami’s recorded history.
But now the damage has been mostly repaired.
Many residents are back in their homes, and the city has been preparing for another storm — the Category 3 storm Jose — that is expected to bring up to three feet of rain and some flooding.
The storm will bring some of the strongest winds and the most heavy rain of the season.
The city has set up shelters for those who want to stay, but residents have also begun to report on social media how people are living in their cars, or on the sidewalk, while they wait for the storm to arrive.
“I’ve got a car that’s just completely soaked, I’ve got an apartment, and I’ve been staying inside my car,” said resident Mariah Hensley.
Hensley and her husband have been living in a house that they built for themselves, with their children, their dog and their cats.
It has become a place to store their belongings.
But Hensles’ neighbors are not so lucky.
“It’s just kind of a sad thing,” Hensly said.
“I don’t know what to do, what to feel.
We’re in a bad situation.”
The storm could bring up at least three feet or more of rain, and it’s expected to be a Category 4 storm in the coming days, according to the National Weather Service.
Hurricane Jose could bring a Category 3 hurricane.
“We’ve seen more of the rain in the past couple of days, so it will be a real challenge,” Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez said.
Gimenez said he expects to be in contact with the state’s emergency managers soon to help them figure out how to deal with the damage.
Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado said the city will be in a position to get back to normal by Sunday.
“The first thing we’re going to do is get a good look at how the city is doing,” he said.