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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...

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...

Early October Storm in Forsyth County and NC

Early October Storm in Forsyth County and NC

Oct 2, 2015

Emergency Management and other public safety partners are asking that citizens stay aware of the weather situation and prepared to protect your family for the system’s impact. Localized flooding, winds and power outages are possible with this storm throughout the weekend, but primarily Friday during the day and night. Know your flood risk and be ready if...

Be Aware and Prepare, Forsyth County!

Be Aware and Prepare, Forsyth County!

Aug 31, 2015

September is North Carolina Preparedness Month There are many weather-related emergencies that impact Forsyth County throughout the year from severe thunder storms, to lightning, tornadoes, flooding, or ice and snow storms that cause dangerous driving conditions.  This time of year also is prime season for hurricanes which, at some point, have impacted every...

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...

Free SKYWARN Training – May 25th

Free SKYWARN Training – May 25th

May 1, 2013

The National Weather Service will be conducting Basic & Advanced SKYWARN Weather Spotter training in Forsyth County on Saturday, May 25th.   SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training – Basic & Advanced Saturday, May 25th / 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Location: Forsyth County Cooperative Extension Building (Auditorium C) 1450 Fairchild Rd, Winston-Salem, NC...

Flood Safety Awareness Week 2012 – March 12-16

Flood Safety Awareness Week 2012 – March 12-16

Mar 8, 2012

Flooding is a coast to coast threat within the United States during all months of the year. National Flood Safety Awareness Week is intended to highlight some of the many ways floods can occur, the hazards associated with floods, and what you can do to save life and property. Be sure you know the risks associated with flooding and how to prepare for them. The...

Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Awareness Week – 2012

Tornado Drill & Severe Weather Awareness Week – 2012

Mar 2, 2012

Gov. Bev Perdue declared March 4-10 Severe Weather Awareness Week in North Carolina and recommends that families have safety plans for home, work or school so they can respond quickly when tornadoes or severe storms threaten. In addition, the annual Statewide Tornado Drill is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at 9:30 AM. Please take a moment to review the...

Publications and Resources for Hurricanes and Tropical Systems

Publications and Resources for Hurricanes and Tropical Systems

Aug 25, 2011

Hurricanes and tropical storms that affect North Carolina normally form in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of western Africa between the months of June and November with the peak season occurring in early September.  The strength of hurricanes is rated by the Saffir-Simpson Scale. Below are links to websites and other resources for hurricane...

Hurricane Irene Projected to Impact NC’s Outer Banks

Hurricane Irene Projected to Impact NC’s Outer Banks

Aug 24, 2011

    From Nick Petro, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS – Raleigh……….. FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 @ 1500h   Outer Bands of Irene already moving onshore along the Carolina coast. Gusty showers will become more numerous from the south this evening and overnight. Significant rainfall amounts east of I-95, and greatest east of US...