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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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A Message from Chairman Bob Woodard

Post Date:04/17/2020 4:54 PM


Dare County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bob Woodard addresses the Dare County community as we begin the fourth weekend with the Stay Home, Stay Healthy measures in place and local officials begin planning for the future.

“As April 29 approaches, the Control Group will continue to have serious discussions about ways to most effectively balance the health of our community and the economic impacts, in order to make tough decisions that are in the best interest of all,” remarked Woodard in the video. 

“Local officials have begun those discussions regarding the timeline for reentry into the County. When implemented, it is most likely that a staged entry process will be implemented in order to allow non-resident property owners entry before allowing entry to visitors.”

The video is available for streaming Dare County’s YouTube channel at It has also been shared on the Department of Health and Human Services’ FaceBook page and on Dare County’s Twitter account @DareCountyGovt. The video will be broadcast on Current TV Government Channel 191 for local Spectrum TV customers. CurrentTV’s programming schedule and additional programming is available for viewing on-demand at

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