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Forsyth County EMA and Partner Agencies Prepare for Winter Weather Event

Forsyth County’s EMA team met with first responders as well as other County and community leaders on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at the Public Safety Complex following a briefing from the National Weather Service ahead of the incoming severe cold weather.

Along with first responder preparedness for the extreme cold conditions, here are a few ways the County has prepared for the extreme winter conditions expected this week:

  • The Water & Sewer team has winterized the water and sewer plants and staff will be working around the clock to assure services are available
  • Roads & Bridges crews are prepared should there be a need to deploy deicing salt on any roadways. GDOT also stands ready if needed on our state routes.
  • The Animal Services team has a plan in place to keep the animals in the shelter safe. 
  • Parks & Recreation has winterized facilities and does not have any planned outdoor activities.
  • EMA has a plan with community partners such as The United Way and The Place should a community member need comfort service. 

The County thanks all first responders, staff and partners that are prepared for this winter weather event as well as other emergencies. 

Residents are encouraged to review their disaster plans for severe weather events and other emergencies by clicking here.

For residents in need assistance or shelter resources during this week’s winter weather event, The Place of Forsyth, Family Promise and The United Way are available to assist vulnerable community members. Please see their contact information below for more details.

Residents are also encouraged to stay informed during emergency and severe weather events by signing up to receive alerts from Forsyth County government. Residents can elect to receive the time-sensitive notifications via email, telephone call and/or text message. There is no cost to sign up to receive these alerts, but phone usage or text charges may apply. To subscribe to emergency notifications, click here.

Alerts are sent out for three severe weather situations (severe thunderstorm warnings, flash flood warnings and tornado warnings) as well as for emergency situations such as public safety issues or important water notifications from the Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department.

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