A search and rescue helicopter landing near a fire truck in Teton Village, WY.

Disaster Preparedness

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What you can do to be prepared for a natural disaster:

Simple preparations can make a big difference when disaster strikes. The Teton County Office of Emergency Management urges everyone to have a plan and to take some basic precautions. Everyone should have some basic supplies on hand in order to survive for at least three days if an emergency occurs; provisions for seven days is even better. The following is a list of some basic items that every emergency supply kit should include. However, it is important to review this list and consider where you live and the unique needs of your family, businesses, and guests. The emergency supply kit should meet those needs.

  • Water: One gallon of water per person per day for at least three days for drinking and sanitation
  • Food: At least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First-aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air; plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Can opener for food (if kit contains canned foods)
  • Local maps
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person

In the case of a major disaster, individuals should be prepared to have no phone service (including cell), electricity, natural gas, water, or access to groceries for at least several days. Individuals should also consider having at least two emergency supply kits – one full kit at home and smaller, portable kits in their workplace, vehicle, or other places they spend time.