means a hurricane (winds in excess of 73 mph) is expected within 24 hours in the area. Start
precautionary measures now.
When in a Warning....
- Closely monitor radio, TV, or NOAA Weather Radio for official bulletins.
- Complete preparation activities such as putting up storm shutters, storing loose objects, etc.
- Follow instructions issued by local officials. Leave immediately if told to do so!
- When evacuating, leave early (if possible, in daylight). Stay with friends or relatives,
at a low-rise inland hotel/motel, or go to a pre-designated public shelter outside a flood
- Leave mobile homes in any case.
- Notify neighbors and a family member outside of the warned area of your evacuation plans.
- Do no leave pets behind. The Dare County Animaal Shelter 475.5620 has a list of pet
friendly lodging in North Carolina and Virginia. Public health regulations do not allow
pets in public shelters.
- Store valuables and personal papers in watertight containers and take them with you when you evacuate.
- Keep safety supplies handy including food, water, emergency lights, baby and pet supplies, and a first aid kit.
- Be aware of the dangers of storm surge in your area. Drowning is the greatest cause of hurricane deaths.