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  • Did you know 1 in 4 flood losses occur in low-risk X zones? 

    Floods can happen anywhere. Flood maps only depict those areas subject to a 1% annual chance of flooding and do not reflect other sources of flooding such as rainfall or elevated groundwater levels. Flood maps do not account for all sources of flood risks. 

  • NWS Rip Current Forecasts for Dare County

    Rip currents can pull even the strongest swimmers away from shore. 80% of rescues performed by beach lifeguards are related to rip currents. Rip currents are channeled currents of water flowing away from shore, usually extending past the line of breaking waves. The National Weather Service provides rip current forecasts for our area. 

  • Hurricane Season Begins June 1 - Are you Ready? 

    The Special Medical Needs Registry allows Department of Health & Human Services staff to contact residents with identified special medical needs prior to, during, and/or after an emergency to determine their needs and facilitate assistance as necessary. Do you know someone who may benefit from this service?        

  • Vulnerable Adult & Elder Abuse Awareness Months

    In 2017, the Social Services Division of the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services received 75 reports of abuse, neglect and/or exploitation.  Following investigations, 31 of these reports were confirmed. Social Services, screens and evaluates these reports and then provides services and resources to victims.

  • Planning to Travel and Need to Access Updated Road Conditions?

    Access NC DOT's TIMS system for the  latest information regarding road and traffic conditions throughout NC.  

     

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