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South Pointe Pier in Miami Beach to be closed Sunday as Tropical Storm Erika nears

Manny Cortes, top, and Jordan Garcia, employees of Joe's Stone Crab in South Beach, on Friday install shutters in preparation of Tropical Storm Erika’s arrival.
Manny Cortes, top, and Jordan Garcia, employees of Joe's Stone Crab in South Beach, on Friday install shutters in preparation of Tropical Storm Erika’s arrival. El Nuevo Herald

With Tropical Storm Erika expected to impact South Florida in the next 72 hours, Miami Beach officials on Friday announced South Pointe Pier will be closed Sunday.

All city events and meetings are canceled for Sunday and Monday. The anticipated rainfall is expected to cause some flooding in vulnerable areas, particularly along the lower-lying western edge of the island.

“Although Miami Beach and Florida Department of Transportation installed stormwater pump stations to assist with the flooding, the program is not complete,” read a statement from the city. “Operational crews will be monitoring flood-prone areas and are ready to address flooded areas accordingly.”

Residents are asked to stop trimming trees, as limbs can become projectiles in strong winds.

As of Friday afternoon, all municipal parking garages will remain open through the weekend.

Currently, there is no evacuation order for Miami Beach.

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