Dare County Emergency Management is the lead role in preparing for and directing response to major emergencies and disasters , both natural and man-made within Dare County. The Department of Emergency Management is the local community based equivalent of the NC Division of Emergency Management Agency at the State level and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at the Federal level. It works closely with all agencies (public & private) before, during and after emergencies/disasters to provide the coordination of comprehensive protection of lives and property. 

Dare County Emergency Management has a full-time staff that receives specialized training in many varied fields. Like other public safety officials, staff members serve the community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

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Residents and Visitors Encouraged to Prepare Now, Ahead of the Storm

Post Date:08/28/2017 11:20 a.m.
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As of 11:00 a.m., Dare County is under a Tropical Storm Warning with a Flash Flood Watch in place as the area of low pressure off the Georgia coast has a high probability of developing into a tropical storm later today and passing over or near eastern North Carolina on Tuesday.

Hazards associated with the storm include high winds, heavy rain with flooding of roadways and low lying areas, and dangerous surf conditions. Soundside flooding of 1 to 2 feet is also anticipated across all areas of Dare County as the storm pulls away late Tuesday.  

Dare County Emergency Management is reminding residents and visitors that now is the time to make necessary preparations. Go ahead and secure outdoor furniture  and other loose, lightweight objects before the onset of strong winds and heavy rain.   

It is important for residents and visitors to monitor weather reports and be aware of any updated watches and warnings issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). For local weather conditions, visit http://www.weather.gov/mhx/.  For updated information from the National Hurricane Center, visit http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/.

Dare County Public Works will operate on a regular trash collection schedule for Tuesday, August 29th. The areas for pick up include Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Manteo, Wanchese, East Lake, Stumpy Point, and Manns Harbor. Customers in these areas are requested to bring their cans in and secure them as soon as possible following collection on Tuesday morning.

Visit www.darenc.com for updated information from Dare County Emergency Management and links to road conditions and ferry information from NCDOT, power companies, and the NWS. 

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