You can't predict, but you can prepare.

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...

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...

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...

Will You Be Ready?

Will You Be Ready?

Oct 19, 2015

During disasters, local emergency responders may be overwhelmed by urgent rescue and medical needs within the community; therefore citizens must accept the responsibility for their own safety and survival. All personal preparations and plans for emergency situations that may affect you and your family should be designed so that they provide the necessities for...

Early October Storm in Forsyth County and NC

Early October Storm in Forsyth County and NC

Oct 2, 2015

Emergency Management and other public safety partners are asking that citizens stay aware of the weather situation and prepared to protect your family for the system’s impact. Localized flooding, winds and power outages are possible with this storm throughout the weekend, but primarily Friday during the day and night. Know your flood risk and be ready if...

How Can YOU Prepare for Avian Influenza?

How Can YOU Prepare for Avian Influenza?

Sep 29, 2015

The NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA & CS), along with emergency response stakeholders across NC, have been preparing for the potential impact of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), which has affected multiple mid-West and Northwestern states. Our best protection from this disease is prevention with bio-security measures....

Deadly Lightning

Deadly Lightning

Sep 4, 2015

Did you know that there are around 60 lightning-related fatalities each year in the United States? Although it can be a beautiful and awe-inspiring sight to behold, lightning is an extremely dangerous weather phenomenon. Lightning can damage or destroy nearly everything it comes into contact with. It can cause physical injury, home damage, and even intense...

Hurricane Preparedness 2015

Hurricane Preparedness 2015

May 18, 2015

Hurricane Season is Almost Here… North Carolina summers are filled with fresh local produce, popsicles on porches, and water fun at pools and beaches. June kicks off the fun summer season, but it also marks the beginning of hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season runs June 1 through November 30, but most hurricanes strike the East and Gulf Coasts...

Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Awareness Week – 2015

Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Awareness Week – 2015

Feb 25, 2015

Severe Weather Awareness Week in NC is March 1st through March 7th. 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...

Prepare for Winter Weather NOW

Prepare for Winter Weather NOW

Dec 1, 2014

Governor Pat McCrory has declared November 30 through December 6 as Winter Weather Preparedness Week in North Carolina. He urged all residents to update their emergency plans and stock their emergency supplies kits.   “The four back-to-back winter storms we experienced earlier this year are good reminders that North Carolina winters can pack a punch,”...