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
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Dare County participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and the Community Rating System (CRS).
For information on flood maps and regulations for property located in unincorporated Dare County, please contact the Dare County Planning Department.
Know your flood risk and be prepared in the event a flood occurs.
Fax: 252.473.6653 ADDRESS
954 Marshall C. Collins Drive
PO Box 1000
Manteo, NC 27954
Where can I get a copy of an elevation certificate for my home or business?
Check with the Dare County Planning Department. Depending on the date of construction of your home or business, Dare County may have a copy of an elevation certificate on file for your property. However, the elevation certificate may be an older certificate based on previous versions of the flood maps and may not be up-to-date. If you have flood insurance, your insurance agent may also have a copy on file.
Other questions should be directed to Donna Creef, Dare County Planning Director at 252-475-5873 or by email at
What if I don’t agree with the designation of my property on the preliminary maps?
FEMA provides a 90-day appeal period during which Dare County and property owners can submit scientific or technical information if they believe the flood hazard determinations are scientifically or technically incorrect. Supporting data submitted in an appeal must be certified by a NC licensed surveyor or engineer.
Why are the FIRMs for Dare County changing?
Flood risks change over time and mapping technologies have also improved for the mapping of coastal flood hazards. The North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program is a cooperating partner with FEMA and received permission from FEMA to update and revise the flood maps for North Carolina, including Dare County.
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