Dare County Release 9/7/18

Pay Attention as Tropical Storm Florence Continues Tracking West

While forecast is uncertain, rough seas and rip currents are expected

Post Date: 09/07/2018 1:43 PM

Dare County Emergency Management is closely monitoring the track of Tropical Storm Florence and asking residents, property owners and visitors to keep an eye on the storm’s path over the weekend.  

As Florence continues to move west, rough surf and dangerous rip currents are expected. For updated beach forecasts, visit www.weather.gov/beach/mhx. Remember – Do not swim when red flags are flying and/or the threat is high, never swim alone, always use a flotation device, know your location, and call 911 in the event of an emergency.  

While it is too early to determine other potential impacts for our area, now is the time to prepare. Take your personal planning and preparations seriously – ensure that your emergency kit is properly stocked and that your emergency plan, including possible evacuation, is ready to implement should protective actions become necessary. For preparedness tips and information, visit www.readync.org.

Emergency Management is receiving calls regarding reentry procedures and reminds non-resident property owners that permits with an April 1, 2018 expiration date remain valid through December 30. Permanent residents use a valid driver’s license with a Dare County address for reentry. A current tax bill or parcel data sheet with matching current government issued ID will also suffice. To review guidelines, visit www.darenc.com/reentry.

Subscribe to receive emergency alerts via text, email or phone directly from Dare County Emergency Management at www.DareNC.com/emergencyalerts and follow @DareCountyEM on Twitter.

Monitor updated local weather forecasts from the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov/mhx.

If you or someone you know has special medical needs and may need assistance during an emergency, please call the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services, Social Services Division at 252.475.5500 to register for the Special Medical Needs registry. For more information, visit www.darenc.com/specialmedicalneeds.