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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Dangerous Driving Conditions Through Weekend; Dare County Offices and Courts Closed Friday

Post Date:01/04/2018

Roads throughout Dare County remain covered with snow and ice and with very little warming, travel should be avoided today.

Frigid temperatures are expected through the weekend and will make driving conditions extremely  dangerous for an extended period. If you must be out on the roads, make sure you have basic items on hand: scraper, jumper cables, tow chain, blankets, flashlights, and first aid kit. Remember to take it slow and if you see NCDOT crews at work, give them plenty of room.

The frigid conditions and blustery winds will lead to sporadic power outages. To report an outage, contact your power company directly. Do not call 911. Dominion Power: 1-866-366-4357, Tideland:  1-800-882-1001, Cape Hatteras Electric: 1-866-511-9862. Be sure to stay away from downed power lines and give line crews plenty of room as they complete their work.

All Dare County offices will be closed on Friday, January 5.

All Criminal and Civil Court sessions scheduled for Dare County on Friday, January 5 have been cancelled. New court dates will be set and notifications with new court dates will be mailed on Monday, January 8. If you have any questions concerning a court date, call the Dare County Clerk’s Office at 252-475-5200 next week or check the web at http://www1.aoc.state.nc.us/www/calendars/CriminalQuery.html

Dare County Libraries will be closed on Saturday, January 6.

To stay up to date with latest watches, warnings and advisories from the National Weather Service, visit http://www.weather.gov/mhx/

For updated road conditions, visit www.drivenc.gov.

For updated closure/cancellation information from Dare County and links to important contact information, visit www.darenc.com/winterweather.

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