Be Ready

Emergency responders may find their access cut off or get so overwhelmed that they can’t reach all disaster victims immediately. Because of this, the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management highly recommends making your family’s emergency plans and survival kits last for three days without utilities or outside assistance.

Printable brochure: Be Ready Winston-Salem & Forsyth County (PDF)

The month of August is North Carolina's declared Preparedness Month. 

  1. Get Informed
  2. Make a Family Emergency Plan
  3. Disaster Supply Kits
  • Know which hazards threaten Winston-Salem/Forsyth County. Scroll to the bottom of this page for a list of links to specific disasters we could face.
  • Know how local authorities will alert you to a disaster. Local TV & radio and NOAA Weather Radio are common reliable sources.
  • Know the disaster plans of your community, schools, childcare centers and places of employment. Read the Forsyth County Emergency Operations Plan.