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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...

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...

Winter Weather Safety

Winter Weather Safety

Dec 20, 2016

Forsyth County, like much of North Carolina, has encountered unpredictable winter weather during recent years. Winter storms can be very deceptive as they create conditions that lead to dangerous and deadly situations; most deaths are unrelated to the actual storm. Instead, people die in traffic accidents on icy roads or of hypothermia from lengthy exposure to...

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...

Will You Be Ready?

Will You Be Ready?

Oct 19, 2015

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...

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,”...

Hurricane Season 2014

Hurricane Season 2014

May 16, 2014

Even in Central North Carolina, we are susceptible to tropical systems. Tropical depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes can dump many inches of rain on Forsyth County in a matter of hours, causing flooding of streams, streets, homes and businesses. High winds and tornadoes can be expected with such systems. Don’t wait until a storm is approaching to...

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...

When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!!

When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!!

Jun 20, 2012

(Photo Courtesy of NOAA) Lightning Safety Week:  June 24-30, 2012 Lightning-related injuries and fatalities are preventable. NOAA’s National Weather Service provides an informative website with information about the science of lightning, lightning safety, survivor stories and other lightning resources.  Remember: When Thunder Roars, Go...