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2008 Tornado Destruction in Forsyth County

2008 Tornado Destruction in Forsyth County

Jun 30, 2010

On May 8 of 2008, an EF-3 tornado touched down in the Southwest portion of Forsyth County. The tornado destroyed 3 homes, caused major damage for 28 structures and minor damage for 51 structures. Fortunately, no lives were lost during this destructive storm. The National Weather Service summarized the event in the following article:  May 8, 2008 Severe...

Hurricane Floyd’s Fury

Hurricane Floyd’s Fury

Jun 29, 2010

Learn more about how Hurricane Floyd unleashed its fury in 1999. Floyd was a North Carolina disaster that took 57 lives and caused major property and environmental damage. Sixty-six counties in North Carolina, including Forsyth County, were declared disaster areas. Other statistics: Only 14% of flood victims carried Flood Insurance 12,000 small businesses...

What’s Happening in the Gulf?

What’s Happening in the Gulf?

Jun 29, 2010

  (Tropical Storm Alex, June 29) Keep up with what is going on in the Gulf of Mexico!  National Hurricane Center (Tropical Storm Alex) and the Deepwater Horizon...

My Emergency Widget

My Emergency Widget

Jun 25, 2010

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NOAA Public Alert Radios Save Lives

NOAA Public Alert Radios Save Lives

Jun 25, 2010

How will you know if there is a severe storm or other type of hazardous situation occurring in your area? If you answered radio or T.V. broadcasts, what about in the middle of the night when you are likely to be sleeping? NOAA Public Alert Radios , also known as Weather Alert Radios, are designed to signal different types of alerts to the public for all-hazards...

Every Business Should Have A Plan

Every Business Should Have A Plan

Jun 23, 2010

America’s businesses form the backbone of the nation’s economy. Roughly forty percent of businesses survive after suffering the impact of disasters. Companies and businesses stand a much better chance of survival if they have planned for emergencies and disasters in advance. Having a plan in place and practicing for all types of emergencies helps...

Emergency Planning For Those With Special Needs

Emergency Planning For Those With Special Needs

Jun 23, 2010

Every person’s abilities and needs are unique, but planning for emergencies can be a real challenge for millions of Americans with physical, medical, sensory or cognitive disabilities, the elderly, and/or their caretakers.  These individuals must build personal support networks and plan ahead for emergency...

Prepare Your Pets for Emergencies

Prepare Your Pets for Emergencies

Jun 22, 2010

Pets and animals are vulnerable to disasters and emergencies, too! Be sure to include them in your emergency plan. FEMA and Forsyth County Animal Control have great tips to help you plan. Click on the following link for a list of kennels, boarders, motels and hotels that accept pets during emergencies and disasters in the Forsyth County area: Pet Friendly...

It is Hurricane Season! Be Ready!

It is Hurricane Season! Be Ready!

Jun 17, 2010

(Photo by NASA) Hurricane season has begun in the Atlantic!  The damaging effects of hurricanes and tropical systems can be felt throughout the entire state of North Carolina.  It is important to have a plan and to stay informed.  Don’t let these dangerous systems catch you off...