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September is National Preparedness Month – NPM 2016

September is National Preparedness Month – NPM 2016

Sep 1, 2016

Be Aware and Prepare Forsyth County! September is North Carolina Preparedness Month There’s no such thing as a calm season when it comes to natural disasters. Late summer and fall is peak hurricane season in North Carolina, while tornadoes tend to strike most often in spring and late fall. Snow and ice storms can wreak havoc from December through March...

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...

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...

General Emergency Preparedness Publications

General Emergency Preparedness Publications

Jun 1, 2013

          Emergency planning and preparedness is essential for all individuals, groups, organizations, and agencies. We encourage you to use the guides below as tools to increase your level of preparedness. BE READY! Winston-Salem Forsyth County Preparing Makes Sense – Booklet Preparing – Ready America Preparing Brochure...

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...

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...

Nationwide Test on Wednesday, November 9th – 2pm

Nationwide Test on Wednesday, November 9th – 2pm

Nov 7, 2011

The Emergency Alert System test plays a key role in ensuring the nation is prepared for any type of hazard, and that the U.S. public can receive critical and vital information should it ever be needed. Make sure that you and your family receive the test warning and that everyone knows what to do if you received a true warning message. This is a great time to...

ReadyFORSYTH Goes Mobile

ReadyFORSYTH Goes Mobile

Jun 29, 2011

Now there is a mobile web application for ReadyFORSYTH, so that you may access ReadyFORSYTH’s Mobile Theme via your mobile device.   ReadyFORSYTH's Mobile Theme The ReadyFORSYTH website is packed with information, but certain information is needed in a flash when you are on the go. The following information is included in the mobile version of...

Receive Severe Weather Warnings With a NOAA Weather Alert Radio

Receive Severe Weather Warnings With a NOAA Weather Alert Radio

Apr 20, 2011

News 14 asks two local officials about the lack of tornado sirens in Forsyth and Guilford Counties. Click here to find out why tornado sirens are no longer used in the Piedmont of North Carolina.  You should have a NOAA Weather Alert Radio  similar to the radio pictured at the right to receive weather watches and...

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...