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28 Tornadoes Caused Destruction & Fatalities in NC on April 16th

28 Tornadoes Caused Destruction & Fatalities in NC on April 16th

Apr 20, 2011

TWENTY-EIGHT tornadoes cut paths across North Carolina on Saturday, April 16th, 2011. This number exceeds the number of tornadoes that caused destruction across the state in 1984 (click here for a summary on the 1984 event). This makes this event the largest tornado outbreak in our state’s history with respect to shear number of tornadoes as well as the...

Receive Severe Weather Warnings With a NOAA Weather Alert Radio

Receive Severe Weather Warnings With a NOAA Weather Alert Radio

Apr 20, 2011

News 14 asks two local officials about the lack of tornado sirens in Forsyth and Guilford Counties. Click here to find out why tornado sirens are no longer used in the Piedmont of North Carolina.  You should have a NOAA Weather Alert Radio  similar to the radio pictured at the right to receive weather watches and...

Severe Weather Potential for Central NC – Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Severe Weather Potential for Central NC – Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Apr 15, 2011

A line of severe thunderstorms driven by strong dynamics and instability will push east into central NC Saturday afternoon, moving across the area from 10 am through 7 pm. The Storm Prediction Center map at the right shows the Severe Weather Potential for Saturday, April 16th, 2011. See the following briefings prepared by Jeff Orrock, NWS Raleigh, for details...

Arson Awareness Event in Winston-Salem – May 4th

Arson Awareness Event in Winston-Salem – May 4th

Apr 13, 2011

Arson Awareness Week is May 1st – May 7th, 2011, the theme: “Working Together to Extinguish Serial Arson.” Winston-Salem Fire Department is partnering with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management, Safe Communities/Safe Kids, Winston-Salem Police Department and Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office to hold an hour-long event on May...

Flood Preparedness Publications & Resources

Flood Preparedness Publications & Resources

Apr 11, 2011

The City of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) so that all citizens within the City of Winston-Salem and the unincorporated areas of Forsyth County have access to flood protection. With more than 9,000 properties in Forsyth County identified as being in flood hazard areas, many property owners have taken...

Business Preparedness & Continuity Publications

Business Preparedness & Continuity Publications

Apr 11, 2011

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 support employees, customers, the community, the local economy and even the country. Preparing makes good business sense. Check below for a list of publications...

Emergency Preparedness Publications in Spanish

Emergency Preparedness Publications in Spanish

Apr 8, 2011

Emergency planning and preparedness is essential for all individuals, groups, organizations, and agencies. We encourage you to use the guides below as tools to increase your level of preparedness. Below you will find Spanish preparedness materials. Also note that there is a [Translate] function at the bottom of each post on ReadyFORSYTH that will...

Volunteer Victims Needed for Local Exercise

Volunteer Victims Needed for Local Exercise

Apr 4, 2011

The Emergency Management Department is excited to inform you of an opportunity to participate in a MAJOR EXERCISE that will be held in the Lewisville-Clemmons area. The exercise will occur on Saturday, April 30th beginning at 9:00 a.m. Local response and volunteer agencies will be involved. As we recall the history of events that have affected the triad area...