THE LATEST FROM NCDOT - N.C. 12 from the Marc Basnight Bridge (Oregon Inlet) to Rodanthe is still closed as N.C. Department of Transportation crews continue to clear the road of sand caused by dune breaches. Officials are estimating that they will reopen N.C. 12. on Wednesday, November 20 by 3 p.m. Please note that this is not absolute and is subject to change.  NCDOT will continue to provide updates on N.C. 12 as new information is available.  For real-time travel information, visit or follow NCDOT on social media.


Outer Banks Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

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Dare County and our municipalities are updating our Hazard Mitigation Plan to better protect the people and property of the region from the effects of natural and human-caused hazards and to maintain eligibility for mitigation funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Details on the update process can be found by visiting the Outer Banks Hazard Mitigation Plan Update website.  On this site you can find information about upcoming and past Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee meetings and public meetings, take a survey on hazard risk and mitigation options to inform the plan’s development, and review draft documents and summaries of the hazards that affect the Outer Banks.

Citizen input is a critical part of the plan update process.  We encourage everyone to visit the website to learn about the effort and participate in public meetings.