Monday afternoon update from NCDOT - N.C. 12 from the Marc Basnight Bridge (Oregon Inlet) to Rodanthe is still closed as sections of the Outer Banks road are covered with sand and water due to dune breaches and ocean overwash. Conditions remain poor on N.C. 12 and ocean overwash is continuing to inundate the road with water. N.C. Department of Transportation crews are assessing impacts and continuing to clear the road of sand caused by dune breaches between Rodanthe and Oregon Inlet. Officials are not sure when it will be safe to reopen N.C. 12. The last winds from this weekend’s strong storm are forecast to exit the coast later today.  NCDOT will continue to provide updates on N.C. 12 as new information is available. 

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Drew Pearson, Director


Steve Kovacs, Fire Marshal


James Wooten, Planner



Control Group

In multi-jurisdictional emergencies/disasters, direction and control will be managed by the Dare County Control Group, consisting of the Dare County Chairman of the Board of Commissioners, the five municipal mayors, the Superintendent of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and the Dare County Sheriff.

Emergency Information will be disseminated through media outlets under the direction of the Control Group.

  • Robert Woodard, Chairman, Control Group
  • Don Kingston, Duck
  • Tom Bennett, Mayor, Southern Shores
  • Gary Perry, Mayor, Kitty Hawk
  • Sheila Davies, Mayor, Kill Devil Hills
  • Ben Cahoon, Mayor, Nags Head
  • Bobby Owens, Mayor, Manteo
  • Dave Hallac, Superintendent, National Park Service
  • Doug Doughtie, Sheriff