A state of emergency has been issued for all areas of Dare County. A mandatory evacuation for all visitors begins Tuesday, September 3 at 12:00 p.m. A mandatory evacuation order for all Dare County residents becomes effective at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 4. The state of emergency includes a ban on ocean swimming due to dangerous surf conditions and strong rip currents along the beaches. Everyone must stay out of the ocean as it is unsafe for even the most experienced swimmers. For more information on Hurricane Dorian please click here.
Town of Southern Shores Declaration: 2019 HURRICANE DORIAN PROCLAMATION OF STATE OF EMERGENCY