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Posted on: July 14, 2021

FEMA Emergency Alert System Test

2021 Emergency Alert System Test

FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) this summer.

The national test will consist of two portions, testing ...

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Hurricane Preparedness

The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1, 2021 and runs through November 30, 2021. Hurricanes are dangerous and can cause major damage because of storm surge, wind damage, and flooding. They can happen along any U.S. coast or in any territory in the At...

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ReadyForsyth (Emergency Management)
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Tornado Drill March 10 Highlights Severe Weather Preparedness Week

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NEWS RELEASEEmergency ManagementMarch 5, 2021

Emergency Management officials are encouraging residents to participate in the statewide tornado drill at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, to ensure that they are prepared for severe weather that may occur this s...

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ReadyForsyth (Emergency Management)
Posted on: November 3, 2020

COVID-19 in Forsyth County

Best COVID-19 defenses: Stay home, stay 6 feet away, wash hands, wipe down surfaces and wear a mask.

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It is important that you are receiving and sharing information that you can trust to be true. BUST THE MYTHS….Be sure to verify that information is coming from a reliable source, such as ...

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ReadyForsyth (Emergency Management)
Posted on: July 30, 2020

August Is Preparedness Month

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NEWS RELEASEEmergency ManagementAug. 3, 2020

With the peak of hurricane season approaching, Forsyth County Emergency Management officials are encouraging residents and businesses to review and discuss their emergency plans and update their emergency supply...

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ReadyForsyth (Emergency Management)
Posted on: December 2, 2019

Prepare Now for Winter Weather

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NEWS RELEASEEmergency ManagementDec. 2, 2019

State and local officials are encouraging North Carolinians to plan and prepare now for winter storms, during Winter Weather Preparedness Week, Dec. 1 - 7.

August Vernon, the director of Winston-Salem/Forsyth Cou...

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ReadyForsyth (Emergency Management)
Posted on: November 6, 2019

First Responders Holding Training Drill at Airport on Saturday

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NEWS RELEASEEmergency ManagementNov. 6, 2019

More than 250 first responders representing 20 agencies will be participating in a large-scale training exercise on Saturday morning, Nov. 9, at Smith Reynolds Airport and three other locations. Residents may se...

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