Philip Levine sets curfew, bans booze sales in Miami Beach Tuesday night - Florida Politics

Philip Levine sets curfew, bans booze sales in Miami Beach Tuesday night

For safety reasons, Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine is declaring a curfew for Tuesday night, beginning 11 p.m. through 7 a.m.

“The curfew is mandatory and will be strictly enforced by Miami Beach Police Department,” Levine announced in a statement Tuesday afternoon.

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Residents to the city could return to their homes Tuesday morning, following a shutdown Sunday night to allow city crews to remove the debris that clogged main streets in the city.

Levine’s order includes a ban on any selling or distribution of alcohol, “and will be strictly endorsed.”

Miami Beach and other cities in South Florida called for a curfew over the weekend as the storm was on the verge of hitting the region.

As in virtually every other region in the state, Miami Beach is struggling with a lack of power. Levine said Monday that 90 percent of the city’s traffic lights were out.

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served five years as political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. Mitch also was assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley and is a San Francisco native who has lived in Tampa since 2000. Mitch can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.
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