Family 72 Hour Preparedness Kit  
Emergency Preparedness  
Family 72 Hour Kit  
Standard First Aid Kit  
Drinking Water Safety  
Winter Driving  
Alerts & Warnings  
Emergency Alert - Phone  
Emergency Alert - Radio/TV  
Emergency Contacts  
Public Advisories  
Fire Conditions  
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Snow Advisory  
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Because we are a rural county it is possible for your family to be 'on your own' in the event of a blizzard or other emergency.  It is a good idea to think through what you would need if you were unable to get out for supplies.  The 72-Hour Emergency Kit should be individually tailored to meet the basic survival needs of your family for three days to a week. Most families prefer to store their emergency supplies in one location that is relatively safe, yet easily accessible if evacuation is required. Items may be stored in a 32-gallon trash can, suitcase, duffle bag, backpack, footlocker or individual pack.

The items under Emergency Needs are recommended for your kit. 

Emergency Needs

         Battery Powered Radio

         First Aid Kit & Manual

         Sleeping Bags & Blankets (wool & thermal)

         Manual Can Opener

         Waterproof/Windproof Matches

         Non-Perishable Foods


         Water Storage (1 gal./day/person)

         Water purification tablets

         Utility Knife

         Emergency Candles

         Extra Eyeglasses/Contact Lenses

         Essential Medications

         Extra Clothing

Suggested non-perishable food items: Ready-to-eat goods in unbreakable containers, canned meats, juice, fruits & vegetables, powdered milk, infant care foods, crackers, peanut butter, freeze-dried & dehydrated goods.

Custer County Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)  

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