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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Winter Storm Warning in Effect for Dare County

Post Date:01/17/2018

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Dare County and the National Weather Service’s latest forecast indicates significant impacts including snow, hazardous travel conditions especially overnight, strong winds and rough seas through Thursday morning. Unlike our last winter storm, conditions are forecast to improve rapidly with sunny skies and above freezing temperatures by late Thursday morning. Updated weather information is available from the National Weather Service at http://www.weather.gov/mhx/

All after-school Parks and Recreation activities are cancelled for Wednesday, January 17. The gym and offices at Family Recreation Park in Kill Devil Hills, Lions Club in Manteo and Fessenden Center in Buxton will close at 5:00 p.m. The Dare County Center will also close at 5:00 p.m. For an updated listing of any necessary delays or cancellations for Dare County services and facilities, visit www.darenc.com/winterweather

 As weather conditions deteriorate, avoid travel if at all possible. Updated road conditions are available from NCDOT at http://tims.ncdot.gov/tims/

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