What to Do in the Case of Dangerous Weather

Suggested Reactions to Severe Weather

There are many different types of severe weather events that can occur in Teton County. If you have an all-hazards preparedness plan, you are well on your way to being ready. The next step is to stay informed and learn more about the different severe weather events.

As for Any Disaster, Have a Plan & Preparedness Kit Ready for Your Family

We recommend you put together a family emergency plan and a 72 hour kit.

Have a Noaa All-Hazards Weather Radio in Your Home & Office

NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio receivers are a cheap and effective way to stay informed of severe weather events and other disasters. Our local National Weather Service (NWS) office in Riverton,WY, transmits weather conditions and forecasts 24/7 over these radios. This is an extensive network of weather radio repeaters that covers most of the nation. These radios aren't just for weather, though.

They can also alert you of chemical spills, avalanche warnings, AMBER (abducted child) alerts, and many other hazardous situations. Teton County Emergency Management will use NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio to not only alert the public during a disaster, but to also give instructions as to what to do. Many local retailers including hardware, electronics, and grocery stores carry these radio receivers. They range in price from $15 to $70, with full featured models around $35.

Visit the NOAA Website
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Know Where to Get Weather Information

NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio is a great source for weather information, but there are others including:

Become a National Weather Service Weather Spotter

Weather spotters are vital in getting accurate weather forecasts for Teton County. Our weather is very difficult to predict due to our topography, and reports from spotters on the ground for all types of weather events helps our local NWS office immensely. This information also gets relayed back to Teton County Emergency Management, helping us to better prepare the community and react to severe weather.

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