In Miami Beach, tourists and some residents decided to enjoy the day, despite the bad weather conditions, due to what would be the arrival of Hurricane Isaias.
“We did not know that the beach is closed,” said tourists walking to the sea on Ocean Drive. Thiago, who said it was his first time in Miami Beach, said that “everything was fine.”
In Miami-Dade County, parks, pools, beaches, and marinas were closed to tropical storm warnings in the county. So some decided to go for a walk and exercise. “I live here in Miami Beach and I took advantage of going for a run, but if they tell us we have to go out we will go out,” said Pricilla Molina.
The restaurants also had to collect the tables and objects that were outside the premises, but they continued to operate. Others commented that they hope to return to normal this Sunday.
Some surfers also dared to get on the beach, not caring about the marine warnings issued by the National Hurricane Center.
Manuel Morales, deputy director of the Miami police, said they were not fining people, but teaching them about the risks.
On Saturday night, the city of Miami reported that again this August 2, the parks, marinas and swimming pools may open. Likewise, restaurants can provide service on their terraces.
The stay-at-home and curfew order continues in Miami-Dade for the coronavirus, from 10 pm to 6 am.