The other advantage of this system is that if there is an active alert and a user isn't in Teton County currently or is out of range of cell service, as soon as their phone associates with a cell tower in Teton County they will receive the alert. The disadvantage of this system is that the messages can be no longer than 90 characters and cannot contain web links to further information. For that reason, if we issue a WEA, we will always put further information out via Nixle.
WEAs are used very rarely and only for extremely hazardous situations in Teton County, and the public should register for the Nixle system on their website to ensure they receive all pertinent emergency alerts.
Teton County may use Search and Rescue teams, CERT members, or other personnel to go door-to-door to deliver the emergency message to affected neighborhoods.