NEW YORK — As Hurricane Matthew approaches, the city of Miami is being asked to help out.
The city is seeking $20 million in donations to help with the rebuilding effort.
In a news release, the mayor said he and other leaders are asking Miami residents to consider the impact Hurricane Matthew will have on the city’s streets and neighborhoods.
The storm is expected to bring down power lines, flood the neighborhoods, create power outages, and bring flooding to the beaches and other areas.
We are asking for the support of residents and businesses across the city, as well as the public to be aware of the threat that Matthew poses and to be prepared for the challenges that come with hurricane conditions.
We know that there will be times when we have to deal with the unexpected and the unforeseen, but we also know that we are prepared for these situations and the challenges we will face.
We have a proven track record in dealing with disasters.
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and Superstorm Sandy made our cities, and communities, safer, and we are confident that Miami and all of Miami will survive this storm.
We will have our city back, and this is the right time to take advantage of our financial and civic resources to help us rebuild our city and our economy.