Emergency Management

Emergency Management is the combined efforts of local, state, and federal governments to protect the citizens from the effects of disasters, both natural and man made.

Our ultimate goal is to return life back to normal as soon and as safe as possible.

The local Office of Emergency Management coordinates activities within Winston-Salem and Forsyth County that contribute to the mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery of disasters.


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The Forsyth County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan is available for public review online at ReadyForsyth.org. Stay informed!

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Severe Weather Storm March 28, 2010 - Photo courtesy of John Pascavage WOULD YOU BE PREPARED IF THIS HAPPENED TO YOUR HOME? A TORNADO CAN APPEAR ANY WHERE AT ANY TIME!

This photo was taken in High Point after the severe weather storm that hit March 28, 2010. (Photo courtesy of John Pascavage)



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Posted: Friday, December 7, 2018
Emergency Management - Dec. 7, 2018 The emergency management directors for Forsyth and Guilford counties are urging Triad re...
Posted: Friday, November 30, 2018
Emergency Management - Nov. 30, 2018 State and local officials are encouraging North Carolinians to plan and prepare now, be...

Upcoming Events

Mar 13

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May 3

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May 4

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Griffith Fire Department, 5190 Peters C...

May 5

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