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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Update Regarding Dare County Facilities and Services for Friday, January 19

Post Date:01/18/2018

NCDOT continues to clear primary roadways, but many secondary roads remain covered in snow and ice. These icy conditions will persist overnight Thursday into Friday morning. If you must travel, take it slow, give work crews plenty of space and proceed with caution. Allow extra time to reach your destination.

Opening of all Dare County offices and facilities will be delayed until 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 19.  

Dare County Public Works plans to resume garbage collection on Friday, January 19 with service for customers in Kitty Hawk, Colington, Manteo, Wanchese, Manns Harbor, East Lake, Stumpy Point, Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo and Avon. Collection for various areas will be contingent on road conditions and pick-ups will likely be delayed.   

All court sessions scheduled for Dare County on Friday, January 19 have been cancelled. New court dates will be set and notifications for the new court dates will be mailed on Tuesday, January 23. If you have any questions concerning a court date, you may call the Dare County Clerk of Court’s Office at 252-475-5200 or check the web at http://www1.aoc.state.nc.us/www/calendars/CriminalQuery.html

For an updated listing of delays or cancellations for Dare County services and facilities, visit http://www.darenc.com/winterweather

Updated road conditions are available from NCDOT at http://www.drivenc.gov

Updated weather information is available from the National Weather Service at http://www.weather.gov/mhx/.


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