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Dare County has declared a State of Emergency due to the unprecedented public health threat posed by COVID-19 and determined that restrictions and prohibitions are necessary to protect public health and safety and are also in keeping with the President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America. Visitors and non-resident property owners are prohibited from entering Dare County. View details at darenc.com/entry.   Click here for the latest information on COVID-19. 

There are no American Red Cross approved shelters in Dare County. Inland Shelter locations will be broadcast on local radio and television stations and Current TV as the storm approaches.

  • Take blankets or sleeping bags, flashlights, special dietary foods, infant needs and lightweight folding chairs.
  • Register every person arriving with you at the shelter.
  • Do not take pets, alcoholic beverages or weapons of any kind to shelters.
  • Be prepared to offer assistance to shelter workers if necessary, and stress to all family members their obligations to keep the shelter clean sanitary.