Safety remains essential during tornado cleanup

Submitted by Linda Breazeale, PIO for Winston EMA

The tornado took 10 Winston County lives and caused countless injuries, but the risk did not end with the winds.
Cuts, sunburn, nail punctures, heat exhaustion and chainsaw injuries remain concerns for … Read more

SNAP benefits planned for storm victims 

Residents in the 12 counties affected by the April 27 – 29, 2014 severe weather, and who are not current SNAP recipients, can apply for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) beginning Monday, May 12 through Wednesday, May 14 … Read more

Insurance challenges remain an obstacle

Submitted by Linda Breazeale, PIO for Winston EMA

The Winston County tornado’s path is littered with debris, but the biggest obstacles may not be visible on the property.
Insured property owners need to understand their policy requirements before moving debris … Read more

County residents warned of fraudulent contractors

Submitted by Linda Breazeale, PIO for Winston EMA

Winston County residents need to protect themselves from another wave of tornado damage: fraudulent contractors.
Homeowners and landowners are anxious to get recovery efforts underway. Families may be displaced until repairs are … Read more