You can't predict, but you can prepare.

Those that Prepare Better, Fare Better

Those that Prepare Better, Fare Better

May 20, 2018

  Summer is sailing towards us and many North Carolinians cannot wait to barbecue in the backyard and spend sun-filled days at the beach or pool. But before you kick back with your toes in the sand, take time to ensure your family is ready for tropical storms.   Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30 and May 13-19 is Hurricane...

2018 Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Prep Week

2018 Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Prep Week

Mar 5, 2018

The 2018 North Carolina Severe Weather Preparedness Week runs from Sunday March 4 through Saturday March 10, 2018.    With the peak of North Carolina’s severe weather season right around the corner, NOW is the time to prepare!   There are a lot of great resources that you can use to prepare for the severe weather season.  Please take a moment to visit the...

ARES Provides Emergency Communications Services During a Crisis

ARES Provides Emergency Communications Services During a Crisis

Jun 30, 2017

ARES, or Amateur Radio Emergency Services, is the function of the Amateur Radio Relay League Field Organization which coordinates ham radio responses as communicators in disaster situations and public service events. Local ARES units are formed at the county level led by an appointed volunteer Emergency Coordinator. A ham radio license is required for ARES...

Will You Be Ready?

Will You Be Ready?

Jun 16, 2017

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...

Hurricane Prep 2017

Hurricane Prep 2017

May 9, 2017

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 community,”...

2017 Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Preparedness Week

2017 Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Feb 21, 2017

Severe Weather Preparedness Week in NC is March 5 through March 11, 2017. 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...

Basic CERT Training in Winston-Salem

Basic CERT Training in Winston-Salem

Oct 12, 2016

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...

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...

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 information...