You can't predict, but you can prepare.

Recovery Begins for Hurricane Irene

Recovery Begins for Hurricane Irene

Aug 29, 2011

North Carolina is picking up the pieces from the brutal assualt of Hurricane Irene. Power is being restored and many shelters are closing. Although the storm surge on the beaches has receeded, several rivers in Eastern NC are still at flood stage. Unfortunately, there were 6 deaths in NC due to storm-related incidents; most of those were caused by fallen...

Publications and Resources for Hurricanes and Tropical Systems

Publications and Resources for Hurricanes and Tropical Systems

Aug 25, 2011

Hurricanes and tropical storms that affect North Carolina normally form in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of western Africa between the months of June and November with the peak season occurring in early September.  The strength of hurricanes is rated by the Saffir-Simpson Scale. Below are links to websites and other resources for hurricane...

Hurricane Irene Projected to Impact NC’s Outer Banks

Hurricane Irene Projected to Impact NC’s Outer Banks

Aug 24, 2011

    From Nick Petro, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS – Raleigh……….. FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 @ 1500h   Outer Bands of Irene already moving onshore along the Carolina coast. Gusty showers will become more numerous from the south this evening and overnight. Significant rainfall amounts east of I-95, and greatest east of US...

Earthquake Centered in Virginia

Earthquake Centered in Virginia

Aug 23, 2011

(Source: USGS) The U.S. Geological Survey has reported that an earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale occurred at 1:51 on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 23rd, near Mineral and Louisa, Virginia. Counties across the central and eastern part of North Carolina have felt the effects. However, no damage in Forsyth County, or other counties in our state,...

NC Prepares for Hurricane IRENE

NC Prepares for Hurricane IRENE

Aug 23, 2011

Local, state and federal partners are preparing for the impacts of Hurricane Irene. With advances in technology, weather experts are able to forecast a tropical system’s path well in advance. This enables those in the hurricane’s path to make preparations ahead of the event. But not all weather hazards allow for such advanced warning. That is why...

Pediatric Trauma Conference

Pediatric Trauma Conference

Aug 15, 2011

The Second Annual Brenner Children’s Hospital Pediatric Trauma Conference will take place Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at the Brookstown Inn (200 Brookstown Avenue, Winston-Salem). Topics will include: Management of Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Sexual Abuse in Children Management of Snake Bites in Children Rehabilitation Needs of Burned...

Stand Tall, Don’t Fall!

Stand Tall, Don’t Fall!

Aug 15, 2011

Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries for Americans 65 and older. More than 18,000 older Americans die every year because of a fall and the rate has risen dramatically over the last 10 years. Two “Stand Tall, Don’t Fall” fall prevention awareness events will take place on Friday, September 23   HIGH POINT EVENT Millis Regional...