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Be a Force of Nature: Take the Next Step

Be a Force of Nature: Take the Next Step

Feb 27, 2014

National Severe Weather Preparedness Week is March 2-8, 2014. The goal of National Severe Weather Preparedness Week is to inform the public about severe weather hazards and provide knowledge which can be used to prepare and take action. These actions can be used to save lives anywhere – at home, in schools, and in the workplace before tornadoes and...

#Prepared2014

#Prepared2014

Dec 26, 2013

This year’s Resolve to be Ready campaign focuses on ‘Family Connection’ to reinforce the importance of parents including their children in preparedness conversations in advance of potential disasters. The Ready campaign makes an emergency preparedness resolution easy to keep by recommending families consider these three ideas when making a...

ReadyNC – Another Resource

ReadyNC – Another Resource

Jul 5, 2013

  Have you seen the new website launched by North Carolina Emergency Management and North Carolina Citizen Corps? It’s called ReadyNC. Much like ReadyFORSYTH, ReadyNC provides emergency and disaster information and related social media for North Carolina. Take a look at this website and become familiar with the tools and resources that...

Are You Prepared, Zombie 5K Event – April 27th, 2013

Are You Prepared, Zombie 5K Event – April 27th, 2013

May 17, 2013

The “Are You Prepared? Zombie 5k/Walk/Shuffle”, coordinated by Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management and held at Wake Forest University, raised over $1000 and over 600 pounds of food for Second Harvest Food Bank. The public, some dressed as zombies, came out to support emergency response personnel. Many local and state emergency...

Free SKYWARN Training – May 25th

Free SKYWARN Training – May 25th

May 1, 2013

The National Weather Service will be conducting Basic & Advanced SKYWARN Weather Spotter training in Forsyth County on Saturday, May 25th.   SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training – Basic & Advanced Saturday, May 25th / 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Location: Forsyth County Cooperative Extension Building (Auditorium C) 1450 Fairchild Rd, Winston-Salem, NC...

IT’S COMING!! … Get Your Zombie Face On!

IT’S COMING!! … Get Your Zombie Face On!

Mar 21, 2013

APRIL 27TH, 2013…..Get your zombie face on! This family event is designed to promote emergency, disaster and zombie apocalypse preparedness. Many agencies, organizations and emergency management partners will participate in this event to encourage community safety and preparedness. You do not have to participate in race activities to view the emergency...

Prepare for Severe Weather!

Prepare for Severe Weather!

Mar 4, 2013

Severe Weather Awareness Week in NC is March 3rd through March 8th. Be prepared for weather events that affect our part of the state. Visit National Weather Service’s new website: Be a Force of Nature. This website is specific to our area in North Carolina and is managed by the Raleigh NWS Office. At this website learn how to “become a force of...

Operation Secret Squirrel Exercise – Dec 2012

Operation Secret Squirrel Exercise – Dec 2012

Jan 25, 2013

    Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management coordinated a multi-agency exercise in the Union Cross Road/Kernersville area in Dec of 2012. Over 140 participants from local, state and federal agencies came together to practice response operations for a potentially large-scale incident. Local media covered the exercise. Click here for more...

Resolve 2B Ready in 2013

Resolve 2B Ready in 2013

Dec 31, 2012

  In 2013, include technology in your personal emergency plans. Visit Ready.gov/Resolve to learn more about incorporating technology into your plans, such as saving important information to the cloud, using Google docs and using your mobile device to send messages during emergencies.   Knowing what to do before, during and after an emergency is a...

When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!!

When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!!

Jun 20, 2012

(Photo Courtesy of NOAA) Lightning Safety Week:  June 24-30, 2012 Lightning-related injuries and fatalities are preventable. NOAA’s National Weather Service provides an informative website with information about the science of lightning, lightning safety, survivor stories and other lightning resources.  Remember: When Thunder Roars, Go...