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 Watch Remains in Effect; Towns and County Provide Updated Information Regarding Services
08/02/2020 4:14 PM
No Additional Protective Measures Ordered at This Time; Mandatory Evacuation for Hatteras Island Remains in Effect
08/02/2020 9:58 AM
Local State of Emergency Issued For All Areas of Dare County; Evacuation for Hatteras Island Visitors Begins Saturday at Noon
08/01/2020 11:08 AM
Visitors scheduled to arrive this weekend are encouraged to closely monitor Hurricane Isaias and consider delaying travel.
07/31/2020 11:21 AM