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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Tropical Storm Conditions Expected Later Today

Post Date:08/29/2017 9:48 a.m.
  • Contact Dare County Emergency Management
  • Phone252.475.5655

A Tropical Storm Warning and Flash Flood Watch remain in effect for all areas of Dare County. As the system moves through the area this afternoon into the evening, impacts will include tropical storm force winds, heavy rain, dangerous surf conditions, and soundside flooding.  

Periods of heavy rainfall may result in flash flooding. These conditions make travel hazardous, particularly in areas prone to flooding. Use caution and expect delays. Drivers of large trucks and SUV’s are advised to use extreme caution, especially on bridges.

Stay out of the water. The threat of rip currents will remain high through the end of the week indicating that the surf is dangerous for swimmers of all levels.

Continue to monitor weather conditions, particularly before traveling. View the latest forecast, watches, warnings and advisories from the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov/mhx

Dare County offices are open until 5:00 p.m. today.

Dare County Parks and Recreation, the Baum Center and the Dare County Center have cancelled all afternoon and evening activities.

Dare County Public Works is operating on a regular collection schedule today. Customers are asked to secure cans as soon as possible following service.

For updated information from Dare County Emergency Management, visit www.DareNC.com

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