You can't predict, but you can prepare.

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...

Foothills Iron Horse Exercise in Rural Hall

Foothills Iron Horse Exercise in Rural Hall

Aug 16, 2016

On Wednesday, August 17, 2016 multiple local emergency response agencies will be participating in an all-day exercise at the Gulf & Ohio Rail Yard, formerly Yadkin Valley, in Rural Hall, NC. Participants will also include other agencies from across North Carolina. The North Carolina National Guard, including their Civil Support Team, will also be a...

Hurricane Prep 2016

Hurricane Prep 2016

May 13, 2016

Hurricane Season is Almost Here… FORSYTH, N.C. – Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management encourages residents to plan now for hurricane season by updating their emergency plans and supply kits. Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and runs through November. “It only takes one tropical storm to cause major damage to your home and your...

SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training – 2016

SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training – 2016

Apr 8, 2016

  The National Weather Service will be conducting Basic Weather Spotter training at Rural Hall Branch Library on Wednesday, April 20.       SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training Wednesday, April 20, 2016 / 6:30pm – 8:30 pm Location: Rural Hall Branch Library, 7125 Broad Street, Rural Hall, NC 27023 NWS-Raleigh webpage with SKYWARN...

2016 Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Preparedness Week

2016 Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Mar 4, 2016

Severe Weather Preparedness Week in NC is March 6 through March 12, 2016. Be prepared for weather events that affect our part of the state during the Spring and Summer months. Please take a moment to ‘LIKE’ ReadyForsyth on Facebook to receive the most recently updated information from the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management. We also...

Your Flood Risk & Your Flood Safety

Your Flood Risk & Your Flood Safety

Feb 20, 2016

  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...

Happy New Year! See Our 2015 Year End Review

Happy New Year! See Our 2015 Year End Review

Jan 1, 2016

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management wishes you a happy, safe and healthy 2016! The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management responded to 27 incidents in 2015. The various types of incidents include weather-related events; illegal dumping of hazardous wastes; multiple transportation incidents; multiple hazardous material spills...

RUN, HIDE, FIGHT! Know How To Survive an Attack

RUN, HIDE, FIGHT! Know How To Survive an Attack

Nov 20, 2015

This video, produced by the Houston Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security and is the FBI's recommendations for civilian response, dramatizes an active shooter incident in the workplace. Its purpose is to educate the public on how to respond during such an incident. Warning: The initial sequence in this video may be disturbing. Civilians are...

Hazard Mitigation Planning & the Current Regional Plan

Hazard Mitigation Planning & the Current Regional Plan

Nov 6, 2015

Our hazard mitigation planning process reduces risks and helps prepare our communities for all types of hazards. This detailed planning makes counties more sustainable and more resilient to various emergencies and disasters, such as winter storms, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, flooding, droughts, wildfires, tropical storms, etc. Seven counties (Forsyth,...

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...