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Debris Removal from Tropical Storm Irma Underway

Debris Removal from Tropical Storm Irma Underway
Beginning Monday, November 13, a contractor will be picking up storm debris left behind by Tropical Storm Irma from within the right of way along Forsyth County-maintained roads. The work will be performed by two contactors. Southern Disaster Recovery (SDR) will be picking up the debris while DebrisTech will be performing the requisite monitoring and inspection services.   Important things to note: Only woody, vegetative storm debris such as trees and limbs will be accepted. Debris will only be picked ...

Tropical Storm Irma Update

Tropical Storm Irma Update
Forsyth County government continues to closely monitor Tropical Storm Irma and prepare for any potential impacts it may have on our area. The county’s Emergency Operations Center has been activated to coordinate the county’s response and resources. County departments and agencies are prepared to implement emergency plans as conditions warrant. Tropical Storm force winds are expected and may bring down trees and power lines. Remember to always treat downed power lines as if they are live. Report a power outage by calling your power company: Sawnee EMC 770-887-2363; Georgia Power 1-888-891-0938.   Drivers are encouraged to stay off the roadways. If you ...

Hurricane Irma: Be Prepared

Hurricane Irma: Be Prepared
Gov. Nathan Deal today expanded the emergency declaration to include all 159 counties in Georgia, ahead of heavy rains, strong wind and potential flooding from Hurricane Irma.   Forsyth County government is closely monitoring Hurricane Irma and preparing for any potential impacts it may have on our area. The county’s Emergency Operations Center is slated to be activated at 8 a.m. Monday to coordinate the county’s response and resources and be ready to implement emergency plans.   Be prepared by reviewing your family’s emergency plan and making sure you have a disaster supply kit containing essential items your family needs (medications, ...

Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency Urges Residents to Prepare During Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency Urges Residents to Prepare During Severe Weather Preparedness Week
Severe Weather Preparedness Week runs February 6 through 10 Devastating tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods and other severe weather events can strike with little to no warning. Severe Weather Preparedness Week, which runs from February 6 to 10, is the ideal time for residents and their families to prepare for the possibility of a disaster. The Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is encouraging all residents to dedicate time to practicing emergency response procedures and learning how to deal with each potential disaster. “Severe weather can be extremely dangerous, but by taking small steps to prepare, you can help ensure that you and ...

Forsyth County Offices and Facilities Closing at 3 p.m. Friday; Closed Saturday and Sunday

Forsyth County Offices and Facilities Closing at 3 p.m. Friday; Closed Saturday and Sunday
January 6, 2017: Due to current weather conditions, all general Forsyth County government offices will close today at 3 p.m. This early closure includes county government offices, the Forsyth County Courthouse and Courthouse Annex, the Animal Shelter, recycling convenience centers, Senior Services, and Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities. All Parks & Recreation programs and activities are cancelled.   Additionally, Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities, the recycling convenience centers and the Animal Shelter will be closed to the public Saturday and Sunday. All Parks & Recreation programs and activities are cancelled Saturday and Sunday.

Forsyth County’s Storm Preparedness Confirmed with Recertification

Forsyth County’s Storm Preparedness Confirmed with Recertification
Forsyth County continues to be recognized as StormReady®   The National Weather Service (NWS) has re-recognized Forsyth County as a StormReady® Community, a designation reflecting the county’s high level of severe weather preparedness. Forsyth County was first recognized as a StormReady® Community in 2007 and is currently one of 94 counties in Georgia to have earned this recognition.   To be deemed StormReady®, a community must meet criteria established jointly between the NWS and state and local emergency management officials, including having a local 24-hour warning point and an Emergency Operations Center, having more than one way to receive severe weather warnings ...

Forsyth County Government Offices to Close Friday, January 22 at 1 p.m.

Forsyth County Government Offices to Close Friday, January 22 at 1 p.m.
Friday, January 22, 2016: Due to current weather conditions, all general Forsyth County government offices will close today at 1 p.m. This early closure includes county government offices, the Forsyth County Courthouse, the Animal Shelter, recycling convenience centers, Senior Services, and Forsyth County Parks and Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities. All Parks and Recreation programs and activities are cancelled today.

Sign Up to Receive Forsyth County Emergency and Weather Alerts

Sign Up to Receive Forsyth County Emergency and Weather Alerts
Those who have signed up previously must re-register for the time-sensitive notifications.   Stay informed during emergency and severe weather events by signing up to receive emergency and weather alerts from Forsyth County government. Forsyth County is now partnering with Swift911 to provide these notifications.   Residents can elect to receive the time-sensitive notifications via email, telephone call and/or text message. There is no cost for residents to sign up to receive these alerts, but phone usage or text charges may apply.   The alerts will be sent out for three severe weather situations (severe thunderstorm warnings, flash flood warnings and tornado warnings) ...

Are You Prepared for Winter Weather?

Are You Prepared for Winter Weather?
Forsyth County encourages residents to prepare during Winter Weather Preparedness Week, November 30 – December 4 While many consider the snow and ice that accompany the winter season to be scenic, people can forget that winter weather has the potential to devastate communities and affect thousands of people. Snow and ice can disrupt transportation and cause power outages, making it important for Forsyth County residents to be prepared. The Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security’s Ready Georgia campaign is urging Forsyth County residents to take time to get ready for potentially disastrous weather emergencies ...

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