• By Yalonda Galloway
  • Posted Friday, February 27, 2015

Severe Weather Awareness

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management encourages all residents to take steps to get ready for severe weather by having an emergency plan and knowing where to go during severe weather.

  • At Home – Go to the basement. Under the stairs or in a bathroom or closet also are good spots.
  • At Work – Go to the basement if there is one. Stairwells, bathrooms and closets are good spots. As a last resort, crawl under your desk.
  • At School – Seek shelter in inside hallways, small closets and bathrooms. Get out of mobile classrooms, gymnasiums, auditoriums and other rooms with a large expanse of roof. Bus drivers should be alert for bad weather on their routes.
  • In Stores – Seek shelter against an inside wall. An enclosed hallway or fire exit leading away from the main mall concourse is a good spot. Stay away from skylights and large open areas.

For more information from our local office of Emergency Management visit: ReadyFORSYTH.

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