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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...

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...

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...

Prepare for Severe Weather!

Prepare for Severe Weather!

Mar 4, 2013

Severe Weather Awareness Week in NC is March 3rd through March 8th. Be prepared for weather events that affect our part of the state. Visit National Weather Service’s new website: Be a Force of Nature. This website is specific to our area in North Carolina and is managed by the Raleigh NWS Office. At this website learn how to “become a force of...

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...

FREE Advanced Weather Spotter Training – March 2012

FREE Advanced Weather Spotter Training – March 2012

Jan 31, 2012

The National Weather Service will present the Advanced SKYWARN Severe Weather Spotter training in Winston-Salem on March 6th, 2012. The class is designed to help students better understand the meteorology and dynamics behind all types of severe weather. The class will provide insight into the thunderstorm spectrum and describe how and why different types of...

FREE Severe Weather Spotter Training Offered in February

FREE Severe Weather Spotter Training Offered in February

Dec 21, 2011

Become a WEATHER SPOTTER and learn to identify severe weather patterns and report your findings to the National Weather Service. The National Weather Service will present the BASIC SKYWARN Severe Weather Spotter program to help participants understand the warning process. Discussions of how and why buildings fail in high winds as well as thunderstorm...

Forsyth County Tornado Exercise Documentary

Forsyth County Tornado Exercise Documentary

Sep 9, 2011

On April 30th, 2011, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management conducted a county-wide disaster exercise (drill) that involved emergency response agencies and organizations across the county. Simulated injuries were applied to volunteers with make-up (moulage) to produce a more realistic scene for emergency responders. The City of Winston-Salem...

Summer 2011 Edition of the “Changing Skies” Newsletter

Summer 2011 Edition of the “Changing Skies” Newsletter

Jul 20, 2011

The National Weather Service in Raleigh has released their Summer 2011 Newsletter, “Changing Skies Over Central North Carolina.” The newsletter includes the following topics: April Tornadoes Rock North Carolina Tropical Outlook Hurricane Preparedness NWS Service Assessment NWS Enhanced Short Term Forecast AgFest Tom Harris Retires Morgan Brooks...

Hurricane Preparedness Week 2011 – May 22-28

Hurricane Preparedness Week 2011 – May 22-28

May 20, 2011

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1-November 30. Hurricane Preparedness Week is a great time to brush up on your hurricane knowledge and planning. NOAA’s Hurricane Preparedness website is a valuable reference tool. You will find links and the following daily topics on this website: Sunday – Hurricane History Monday – Storm Surge...