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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...

Your Flood Risk & Your Flood Safety

Your Flood Risk & Your Flood Safety

Oct 2, 2015

  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...

Flood Safety Awareness Week 2012 – March 12-16

Flood Safety Awareness Week 2012 – March 12-16

Mar 8, 2012

Flooding is a coast to coast threat within the United States during all months of the year. National Flood Safety Awareness Week is intended to highlight some of the many ways floods can occur, the hazards associated with floods, and what you can do to save life and property. Be sure you know the risks associated with flooding and how to prepare for them. The...

Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Awareness Week – 2012

Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Awareness Week – 2012

Mar 2, 2012

Gov. Bev Perdue declared March 4-10 Severe Weather Awareness Week in North Carolina and recommends that families have safety plans for home, work or school so they can respond quickly when tornadoes or severe storms threaten. In addition, the annual Statewide Tornado Drill is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at 9:30 AM. Please take a moment to review the...

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...

Flood Safety Awareness Week – March 14-18, 2011

Flood Safety Awareness Week – March 14-18, 2011

Mar 14, 2011

Flooding is a coast to coast threat within the United States during all months of the year. National Flood Safety Awareness Week is intended to highlight some of the many ways floods can occur, the hazards associated with floods, and what you can do to save life and property. Be sure you know the risks associated with flooding and how to prepare for them. The...

Thursday’s Message – Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011

Thursday’s Message – Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011

Mar 3, 2011

 Today’s topic will be flooding. Flood related deaths are a serious nationwide problem. Nationwide…flooding causes more fatalities than any other type of severe weather. Several factors contribute to flooding. The two main factors are the intensity of rainfall and how long rain occurs over any given location. Urbanization, topography, soil type and...

Flooding in Forsyth County

Flooding in Forsyth County

Jul 14, 2010

Areas susceptible to flood damage caused by heavy rainfall have been determined through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) floodplain-mapping program. The economic and human impact a hurricane or other heavy rainfall event has on a community depends greatly on how development has occurred within that community. Development in areas of high risk or...