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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...

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...

Forsyth County Tornado Exercise Documentary

Forsyth County Tornado Exercise Documentary

Sep 9, 2011

On April 30th, 2011, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management conducted a county-wide disaster exercise (drill) that involved emergency response agencies and organizations across the county. Simulated injuries were applied to volunteers with make-up (moulage) to produce a more realistic scene for emergency responders. The City of Winston-Salem...

Wednesday’s Message – Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011

Wednesday’s Message – Severe Weather Awareness Week 2011

Mar 2, 2011

Tornadoes are one of nature’s most violent phenomena. The peak tornado season in North Carolina occurs in the months of March…April and May. However…tornadoes have touched down in all months. The largest number of tornado related fatalities occurs in March. Other months with high numbers of tornado related fatalities Include May and November...

Tornadoes

Tornadoes

Jul 14, 2010

Severe storms, such as thunderstorms and hurricanes, can produce concentrated windstorms called tornadoes. Tornadoes are violently rotating columns of air created where warm, moist air intersects with cold, dry air. Tornadoes have a much more localized impact than a hurricane or nor’easter and have been known to destroy one building while leaving a nearby...