You can't predict, but you can prepare.

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...

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...

Get Ready for Cold Weather

Get Ready for Cold Weather

Nov 23, 2015

Forsyth County, like much of North Carolina, has encountered unpredictable winter weather during recent years. Just this year, North Carolina dealt with back-to-back snow and ice storms that downed trees and power lines, closed schools, and caused numerous traffic accidents. Our state also has seen heavy winter rains, flooding and even tornadoes. With the...

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,...

Prepare Your Pets for Emergencies

Prepare Your Pets for Emergencies

Nov 26, 2014

Pets and animals are vulnerable to disasters and emergencies, too! Be sure to include them in your emergency plan. FEMA and Forsyth County Animal Control have great tips to help you plan. Click on the following link for a list of kennels, boarders, motels and hotels that accept pets during emergencies and disasters in the Forsyth County area: Pet Friendly...

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...

Be Disaster Aware – Take Action to Prepare

Be Disaster Aware – Take Action to Prepare

Aug 25, 2014

September is National Preparedness Month. During September, take time to prepare your family for emergencies and disasters. Stay Informed: Information is available from federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial resources. Access Ready.gov to learn what to do before, during, and after an emergency. Make a Plan: Discuss, agree on, and document an...

Be a Force of Nature: Take the Next Step

Be a Force of Nature: Take the Next Step

Feb 27, 2014

National Severe Weather Preparedness Week is March 2-8, 2014. The goal of National Severe Weather Preparedness Week is to inform the public about severe weather hazards and provide knowledge which can be used to prepare and take action. These actions can be used to save lives anywhere – at home, in schools, and in the workplace before tornadoes and...

We Need You!! ….for Forsyth County Hazard Mitigation Planning

We Need You!! ….for Forsyth County Hazard Mitigation Planning

Feb 18, 2014

Citizens of Forsyth County, we need your help! The Counties of Caswell, Davie, Forsyth, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin are about to begin a planning process that will help our communities become less vulnerable to natural disasters, and your participation in the process is important to us! In the upcoming months, the Counties, along with participating...

Get Ready in SEPTEMBER!

Get Ready in SEPTEMBER!

Sep 6, 2013

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM). It is a time to prepare yourself and those in your care for emergencies and disasters. If you’ve seen the news recently, you know that emergencies can happen unexpectedly in communities just like yours, to people like you. We’ve seen tornado outbreaks, river floods and flash floods, historic earthquakes,...