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 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.
In the coming months, NC may be impacted by an emerging threat known as HPAI (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza), a novel virus (H5N2) which occurs mainly in birds and is especially deadly for poultry. It is typically spread by wild birds flying along their migratory paths. HPAI can infect chickens, turkeys, pheasants, quail, ducks, etc. All virus strains can potentially spread quickly from flock to flock and kill most infected birds.
Forsyth County Cooperative Extension has put together a fact sheet that outlines signs & symptoms, how the virus is spread, how to protect flocks (including backyard flocks) and how to register your flocks.
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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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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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