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Tropical Storm Nicole – RECOVERY

Tropical Storm Nicole – RECOVERY

Oct 1, 2010

Tropical Storm Nicole caused major flooding in Eastern portions of North Carolina. Emergency management officials, emergency response agencies and volunteers are tending to recovery efforts. NC Dept of Crime Control and Public Safety More information about flooding...

Hurricane Earl

Hurricane Earl

Aug 30, 2010

Hurricane Earl could be bearing down on the North Carolina coast by the end of the week.  “We continue to monitor the storm and stay in close contact with commonwealth and territorial emergency management officials in the region to ensure they have the resources to respond if needed,” said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate. “Our priority, as...

2008 Tornado Destruction in Forsyth County

2008 Tornado Destruction in Forsyth County

Jun 30, 2010

On May 8 of 2008, an EF-3 tornado touched down in the Southwest portion of Forsyth County. The tornado destroyed 3 homes, caused major damage for 28 structures and minor damage for 51 structures. Fortunately, no lives were lost during this destructive storm. The National Weather Service summarized the event in the following article:  May 8, 2008 Severe Weather...

Hurricane Floyd’s Fury

Hurricane Floyd’s Fury

Jun 29, 2010

Learn more about how Hurricane Floyd unleashed its fury in 1999. Floyd was a North Carolina disaster that took 57 lives and caused major property and environmental damage. Sixty-six counties in North Carolina, including Forsyth County, were declared disaster areas. Other statistics: Only 14% of flood victims carried Flood Insurance 12,000 small businesses...

What’s Happening in the Gulf?

What’s Happening in the Gulf?

Jun 29, 2010

  Keep up with what is going on in the Gulf of Mexico!  National Hurricane Center (Tropical Storm Alex) and the Deepwater Horizon Incident...

Kernersville Wind Damage

Kernersville Wind Damage

May 1, 2010

KERNERSVILLE AREA – Downburst activity from a severe thunderstorm caused wind damage on July 4, 2006. There were no reported injuries or fatalities from this storm.  What would you do if your home was damaged by a storm? Do you have a plan? Do you have an emergency supply kit on hand? Photos provided by Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management...