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Visit Registration Site for City of Riverview, MI's Emergency Notification System.
The emergency alert system is capable of calling thousands of phones per minute, but we can't call your mobile
phone number, unless you provide it, also if you have an unlisted number, we will not have it in our database.
If you would like to be SMS texted to your phone or recieve an email, then sign up using the registration site or you may also register by calling 1-866-484-3264 and request the type of notifications you would like.

All residents are encouraged to have home emergency kits. Basic items such as water, non-perishable foods, medicines, batteries, flashlights, blankets, first-aid kit, etc. are just some of the items that make up a useful kit. More detailed information on how to make up a "Family Disaster Supplies Kit" is available at City Hall, the Riverview Library, or Click here to download a The Checklist .

For more information regarding preparing for emergencies, go to: www.ready.gov

XCEL-EMERGENCY KIT
9/12/2003

FAMILY DISASTER SUPPLIES KIT CHECKLIST

THE FOLLOWING IS A CHECKLIST TO HELP PREPARE A FAMILY DISASTER SUPPLIES KIT. TO PREPARE YOUR KIT, GATHER THE SUPPLIES THAT ARE LISTED. PLACE SUPPLIES YOU WOULD NEED FOR AN EVACUATION IN AN EASY TO CARRY CONTAINER SUCH AS A BACKPACK, DUFFLE BAG, OR A COVERED PLASTIC CONTAINER. THESE SUPPLIES ARE LISTED WITH AN ASTERISK*

WATER- STORE WATER IN PLASTIC CONTAINERS SUCH AS SOFT DRINK BOTTLES

STORE 1 GALLON OF WATER PER PERSON PER DAY KEEP AT LEAST A 3-DAY SUPPLY OF WATER (2 QUARTS FOR DRINKING, 2 QUARTS FOR FOOD FOR EACH PERSON IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD PREPARATION AND SANITATION)*

FOOD- STORE AT LEAST A 3-DAY SUPPLY OF NON-PERISHABLE FOOD- FOOD ITEMS THAT ARE COMPACT AND LIGHTWEIGHT READY-TO-EAT CANNED MEATS, FRUITS, VEGETABLES, VITAMINS, CANNED JUICES, POWDERED MILK, SOUP, FOODS FOR INFANTS, ELDERLY PERSONS OR STAPLES- SUGAR, SALT, PEPPER, PERSONS ON SPECIAL DIETS HIGH ENERGY FOODS- PEANUT BUTTER, JELLY, CRACKERS, COMFORT STRESS FOODS- COOKIES, HARD CANDY, GRANOLA BARS, TRAIL MIX SWEETENED CEREALS, LOLLIPOPS, INSTANT COFFEE, TEA BAGS

FIRST AID KIT- ASSEMBLE A KIT FOR YOUR HOME AND 1 FOR EACH CAR

FIRST AID MANUAL

  • ASSORTED SIZES OF SAFETY PINS
  • STERILE ADHESIVE BANDAGES IN ASSORTED SIZES
  • LATEX GLOVES (2 PAIR)
  • 2" AND 4" STERILE GAUZE PADS (4-6)
  • SUNSCREEN
  • HYPOALLERGENIC ADHESIVE TAPE
  • TRIANGULAR BANDAGES (3)
  • NON-PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
  • 2" AND 3" STERILE ROLLER BANDAGES (3 ROLLS)
  • ASPIRIN OR NON-ASPIRIN PAIN RELIEVER
  • SCISSORS, TWEEZERS, NEEDLES
  • ANTI-DIARRHEA MEDICATION
  • MOISTENED TOWELETTES
  • SYRUP OF IPECAC (USE TO INDUCE VOMITING IF
  • ANTISEPTIC AND CLEANING AGENT/SOAP
  • ADVISED BY THE POISON CONTROL CENTER-PCC)
  • THERMOMETER
  • LAXATIVE
  • TONGUE BLADES (2)
  • ACTIVATED CHARCOAL (USE IF ADVISED BY THE PCC)
  • TUBE OF PETROLEUM JELLY OR OTHER LUBRICANT

TOOLS AND SUPPLIES

  • MESS KITS, OR PAPER CUPS, PLATES & PLASTIC UTENSILS*
  • MEDICINE DROPPER
  • EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS MANUAL*
  • SHUT-OFF WRENCH (TO TURN OFF GAS)
  • BATTERY OPERATED RADIO AND EXTRA BATTERIES*
  • WHISTLE
  • FLASHLIGHT AND EXTRA BATTERIES*
  • MAP OF AREA (FOR LOCATING SHELTERS)
  • CASH OR TRAVELER'S CHECKS, CHANGE*
  • EXTRA SET OF CAR KEYS
  • NON-ELECTRIC CAN OPENER, UTILITY KNIFE*
  • FIRE EXTINGUISHER: SMALL CANISTER, ABC TYPE SANITATION
  • TUBE TENT
  • TOILET PAPER, TOWELETTES*
  • PLIERS
  • SOAP, LIQUID DETERGENT*
  • DUCT TAPE AND PLASTIC SHEETING
  • FEMININE SUPPLIES*
  • COMPASS
  • PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS*
  • MATCHES IN A WATERPROOF CONTAINER
  • PLASTIC GARBAGE BAGS, TIES, (FOR PERSONAL
  • ALUMINUM FOIL SANITATION USES)
  • PLASTIC STORAGE CONTAINERS
  • PLASTIC BUCKET WITH A TIGHT LID
  • SIGNAL FLARE
  • DISINFECTANT
  • PAPER, PENCILS
  • HOUSEHOLD CHLORINE BLEACH FOR DISINFECTANT
  • SHOVEL (9 PARTS WATER, 1 PART BLEACH TO PURIFY WATER-
  • NEEDLES, THREAD 16 DROPS BLEACH PER GALLON OF WATER)

CLOTHING AND BEDDING- INCLUDE 1 COMPLETE CHANGE OF CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR PER PERSON

  • STURDY SHOES OR WORK BOOTS*
  • LONG SLEEVE SHIRT*
  • RAIN GEAR*
  • HAT AND GLOVES
  • BLANKETS OF SLEEPING BAGS*
  • THERMAL UNDERWEAR
  • WARM COAT
  • SUNGLASSES
  • LONG PANTS*

SPECIAL ITEMS- REMEMBER FAMILY MEMBERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

  • FOR BABY*
  • FORMULA 
  • BABY FOOD
  • DIAPERS
  • BOTTLES
  • POWDERED MILK
  • MEDICATIONS
  •  PET FOOD (IF YOU HAVE A PET)
  • ENTERTAINMENT- GAMES AND BOOKS

IMPORTANT FAMILY DOCUMENTS

KEEP THESE IN A WATER PROOF, PORTABLE CONTAINER

- WILL, INSURANCE POLICIES, CONTRACTS, DEEDS, STOCKS, BONDS, PASSPORTS, SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS, IMMUNIZATION RECORDS, BANK ACOUNT NUMBERS, CREDIT CARD ACCOUNT NUMBERS AND COMPANIES, INVENTORY OF VALUABLE HOUSEHOLD GOODS, IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS, FAMILY RECORDS (BIRTH, MARRIAGE, DEATH, CERTIFICATES)

FOR ADULTS*

  • HEART AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATION
  • INSULIN
  • PRESCRIPTIONS DRUGS
  • DENTURE NEEDS
  • CONTACT LENS AND SUPPLIES
  • HEARING AIDS AND EXTRA BATTERIES
  • CASH
  • PERSONAL SPECIFIC MEDICAL SUPPLIES

SUGGESTIONS AND REMINDERS

STORE YOUR KIT IN A CONVENIENT PLACE KNOWN TO ALL FAMILY MEMBERS. KEEP A SMALLER VERSION OF THE
DISASTER SUPPLIES KIT IN THE TRUNK OF YOUR CAR.
KEEP ITEMS IN AIRTIGHT PLASTIC BAGS
CHANGE YOUR STORED WATER SUPPLY EVERY 3-6 MONTHS SO IT STAYS FRESH
ROTATE YOUR STORED FOOD EVERY 6 MONTHS
RETHINK YOUR KIT AND FAMILY NEEDS AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR.

ADD ITEMS TO YOUR KIT AS NEEDED. REPLACE BATTERIES,
UPDATE CLOTHES, ETC.
ASK YOUR PHYSICIAN OR PHARMACIST ABOUT STORING PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS
HAVE A COMMUNICATION PLAN FOR CONTACTING FAMILY MEMBERS. SOMETIMES THE BEST CONTACT MIGHT LIVE OUTSIDE THE AFFECTED EMERGENCY AREA
KEEP AT LEAST 1/2 TANK OF GAS IN YOUR CAR
IN THE EVENT OF EVACUATION, MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR FAMILY PETS
COMMUNICATE YOUR EMERGENCY PLANS WITH FAMILY MEMBERS
KNOW HOW TO SHUT OFF YOUR UTILITIES SUCH AS GAS, WATER, ELECTRIC.
FOR EMERGENCY INFORMATION, TUNE TO 1650 AM OR CABLE CHANNELS 12 (COMCAST) OR 10 (WOW)

In the event of a declared emergency, the City of Riverview will activate its "First Call" phone system. To confirm that your residence is listed, or to remove your phone number, contact the Riverview Fire Department at 734-281-4264. Other means of notification will be City Cable T.V. ("10" - WOW or "12" - Comcast)and the the city web site.

In the event that these measures are compromised, other means of local media will be utilized and resources will be activated such as door-to-door personnel, emergency vehicle notification, fliers, etc.

Public buildings and transportation will be available for shelter and mobilization.

ALL RESIDENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO STAY PREPARED FOR ANY EMERGENCY! THE BEST DEFENSE AGAINST ANY EMERGENCY IS TO BE PREPARED AND READY TO IMMEDIATELY ACCOMMODATE YOUR PERSONNEL, FAMILY, NEIGHBORS, AND FRIENDS NEEDS.

-BE PREPARED!-

For more information regarding preparing for emergencies, go to: www.ready.gov 

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