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Available for Review: Northern Piedmont Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan

Available for Review: Northern Piedmont Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan

May 22, 2015

  Our hazard mitigation planning process reduces risks and helps prepare our communities for all types of hazards. This detailed planning makes the 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,...

Hurricane Preparedness 2015

Hurricane Preparedness 2015

May 18, 2015

Hurricane Season is Almost Here… North Carolina summers are filled with fresh local produce, popsicles on porches, and water fun at pools and beaches. June kicks off the fun summer season, but it also marks the beginning of hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season runs June 1 through November 30, but most hurricanes strike the East and Gulf Coasts...

CANCELED!! – Basic CERT Training in Lewisville

CANCELED!! – Basic CERT Training in Lewisville

May 4, 2015

Disasters can severely restrict and overwhelm emergency response resources and leave communities cut off from outside emergency support. The Forsyth County Citizen Corps Council is offering the Community Emergency Response Team 21 -hour Basic Training Course. CERTs are trained to take care of themselves and help others in their communities for the first three...

Public Meeting for the Northern Piedmont Hazard Mitigation Plan

Public Meeting for the Northern Piedmont Hazard Mitigation Plan

Apr 15, 2015

There will be an open public meeting held on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 3:00 – 4:00pm, at Tobaccoville Village Hall (4260 Tobaccoville Rd, Tobaccoville, NC 27050). This meeting will provide an opportunity for you to learn more about the mitigation planning process and what is included in the regional plan. YOU ARE INVITED! Seven counties, which includes 37...

Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Awareness Week – 2015

Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Awareness Week – 2015

Feb 25, 2015

Severe Weather Awareness Week in NC is March 1st through March 7th. 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...

SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training 2015

SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training 2015

Feb 17, 2015

  The National Weather Service will be conducting Basic & Advanced SKYWARN Weather Spotter training at Triad Park on Tuesday, March 17th.       SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training – Basic & Advanced Tuesday, March 17, 2015 / 6:30pm – 9:30 pm Basic SKYWARN 6:30-8:00pm Advanced SKYWARN 8:00-9:30pm Location: Woodland Hall at Triad...

Happy New Year! See Our 2014 Year End Review

Happy New Year! See Our 2014 Year End Review

Dec 31, 2014

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management wishes you a happy, safe and healthy 2015! The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management responded to 30 incidents in 2014, including heavy metal site contamination; weather-related events; a train derailment; illegal dumping; multiple mass casualty transportation incidents; multiple tractor...

Prepare for Winter Weather NOW

Prepare for Winter Weather NOW

Dec 1, 2014

Governor Pat McCrory has declared November 30 through December 6 as Winter Weather Preparedness Week in North Carolina. He urged all residents to update their emergency plans and stock their emergency supplies kits.   “The four back-to-back winter storms we experienced earlier this year are good reminders that North Carolina winters can pack a punch,”...

Forsyth County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan – now available online

Forsyth County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan – now available online

Oct 29, 2014

In June of 2001, the North Carolina General Assembly passed Senate Bill 300, an Act to amend the laws regarding emergency management, disaster recovery and mitigation funds. Among other provisions, this bill requires that local governments have a state approved hazard mitigation plan in order to receive state public assistance funds (effective for...

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Invited to the National Emergency Training Center

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Invited to the National Emergency Training Center

Oct 3, 2014

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management and its partnering agencies and organizations were invited to the National Emergency Training Center (NETC), FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) in Emmitsburg, Maryland for a week of training and exercise. More than 70 members of the emergency response community attended, including emergency...