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Hurricane Prep 2016

Hurricane Prep 2016

May 13, 2016

Hurricane Season is Almost Here… FORSYTH, N.C. – Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management encourages residents to plan now for hurricane season by updating their emergency plans and supply kits. Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and runs through November. “It only takes one tropical storm to cause major damage to your home and your...

SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training – 2016

SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training – 2016

Apr 8, 2016

  The National Weather Service will be conducting Basic Weather Spotter training at Rural Hall Branch Library on Wednesday, April 20.       SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training Wednesday, April 20, 2016 / 6:30pm – 8:30 pm Location: Rural Hall Branch Library, 7125 Broad Street, Rural Hall, NC 27023 NWS-Raleigh webpage with SKYWARN...

2016 Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Preparedness Week

2016 Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Mar 4, 2016

Severe Weather Preparedness Week in NC is March 6 through March 12, 2016. Be prepared for weather events that affect our part of the state during the Spring and Summer months. Please take a moment to ‘LIKE’ ReadyForsyth on Facebook to receive the most recently updated information from the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management. We also...

Basic CERT Training in Clemmons

Basic CERT Training in Clemmons

Feb 26, 2016

Disasters can severely restrict and overwhelm emergency response resources and leave communities cut off from outside emergency support. The Forsyth County Citizen Corps Council is offering the Community Emergency Response Team 21 -hour Basic Training Course. CERTs are trained to take care of themselves and help others in their communities for the first three...

Your Flood Risk & Your Flood Safety

Your Flood Risk & Your Flood Safety

Feb 20, 2016

  You should know that anywhere it rains, it can flood. Floods can even be in areas with a low risk of flooding. Just because you haven’t had a flood in the past doesn’t mean you won’t in the future. Flood risk is based on a lot of factors including rainfall, landscape, flood-control measures, river-flow and tidal-surge data, flood...

Happy New Year! See Our 2015 Year End Review

Happy New Year! See Our 2015 Year End Review

Jan 1, 2016

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management wishes you a happy, safe and healthy 2016! The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management responded to 27 incidents in 2015. The various types of incidents include weather-related events; illegal dumping of hazardous wastes; multiple transportation incidents; multiple hazardous material spills...

PEART Orientation Training 2016

PEART Orientation Training 2016

Dec 15, 2015

Animals can find themselves in potentially fatal situations unless trained rescue personnel help them during emergencies and disasters. If you are interested in learning how to SAFELY apply rescue techniques and assist emergency personnel when an animal is in need, then you may enjoy volunteer opportunities with PEART (Piedmont Emergency Animal Response Team)....

Get Ready for Cold Weather

Get Ready for Cold Weather

Nov 23, 2015

Forsyth County, like much of North Carolina, has encountered unpredictable winter weather during recent years. Just this year, North Carolina dealt with back-to-back snow and ice storms that downed trees and power lines, closed schools, and caused numerous traffic accidents. Our state also has seen heavy winter rains, flooding and even tornadoes. With the...

RUN, HIDE, FIGHT! Know How To Survive an Attack

RUN, HIDE, FIGHT! Know How To Survive an Attack

Nov 20, 2015

This video, produced by the Houston Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security and is the FBI's recommendations for civilian response, dramatizes an active shooter incident in the workplace. Its purpose is to educate the public on how to respond during such an incident. Warning: The initial sequence in this video may be disturbing. Civilians are...

Hazard Mitigation Planning & the Current Regional Plan

Hazard Mitigation Planning & the Current Regional Plan

Nov 6, 2015

Our hazard mitigation planning process reduces risks and helps prepare our communities for all types of hazards. This detailed planning makes counties more sustainable and more resilient to various emergencies and disasters, such as winter storms, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, flooding, droughts, wildfires, tropical storms, etc. Seven counties (Forsyth,...