Hurricane season begins June 1st. One of the first concerns for each of you is the safety and well-being of your family. It is imperative that early preparations are done to ensure that your family is safe and secure well before a hurricane warning is announced. Please review the personal hurricane preparedness information on the City’s website at http://www.rivierabch.com/hurricane
This information will assist you as you put your personal hurricane preparedness plan in place. The key to managing any disaster is to have a plan and be prepared. Your plan must include the fact that prior to, during, and/or after the storm you may have an obligation to serve the citizens of Riviera Beach. You must plan for the safety and security of your family and loved ones before the storm approaches.
Establish an out-of-town contact.
Bread Group Items - Crackers, dry bread sticks, pretzels, melba toast, rice and popcorn cakes, breakfast cereal, dry pasta, nutritional bars, bread (keep frozen until needed)
Meat Group Items - Canned or packaged tuna, chicken/turkey, meat, soup with beans or meat, spam, sardines, beans, chili with meat or beans, ravioli/spaghetti, ham/pork, stew, Vienna sausage, peanut butter and nuts, and commercially prepared beef or turkey jerky
Milk Group Items - Shelf stable milk (keep chilled after opening), powdered milk (will need extra water), canned and boxed pudding (on grocery shelves, not in refrigerator section), nutritional drinks (e.g., Ensure)
Vegetable Group Items - Canned vegetables, soups of all types (cup of noodles, canned), canned 3-bean salad
Fruit Group Items - Canned fruit, applesauce, dried fruits (raisins, dates, apricots, etc.) and 100% fruit juice (not fruit drinks or punch)
Comfort Foods - Quick energy snacks such as trail mix, granola and fruit bars, cookies, hard candy, lollipops, instant coffee, tea bags
Items for Infants & Toddlers - Make sure to include ample amounts of food, formula (water), juice, diapers and wipes. It you plan to evacuate to a Red Cross Hurricane Shelter, bring your baby kit along with a stroller, portable crib or play pen.
Additional Items -Your kit should include water and food items that address special dietary needs (nutritional supplement drinks and low-sodium food), one- month supply of prescription drugs/medications/medical supplies, medical history, physician and health insurance information, list of medications with instructions, list of medical equipment (include model/serial number), copies of prescriptions.
Note: Before purchasing instant food be sure you have enough water for reconstitution and a cooking source. Camp stoves and a chafing dish/fondue pot with sterno can be used. You can also purchase ready-to-light charcoal for your outdoor grill. Never use any of these cooking sources inside your house or garage. Always cook outside.
Family Communication Plan