opens in a new windowDare County Emergency Management is the lead role in preparing for and directing response to major emergencies and disasters, both natural and man-made within Dare County. The Department of Emergency Management is the local community based equivalent of the  opens in a new windowNC Division of Emergency Management Agency at the State level and the  opens in a new windowFederal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at the Federal level. It works closely with all agencies (public & private) opens in a new windowbefore, during and after emergencies/disasters to provide the coordination of comprehensive protection of lives and property.  Dare County Emergency Management has a full-time staff that receives specialized training in many varied fields. Like other public safety officials, staff members serve the community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. To receive emergency alerts via text, phone or email from Dare County Emergency Management, visit www.darenc.com/emergencyalerts , and follow @DareCoEM on Twitter. The Dare County Emergency Operations Center will be operating throughout the storm and may be reached at 252-475-5655 or visit opens in a new windowhttp://www.darenc.com/ for updated information. Click here for Re-Entry Information

Re-Entry Questions & Answers

Dare County Emergency Management has provided some great information on staged re-entry following a storm event. For more information or questions, please click here the staged re-entry information or contact Dare County Emergency Management at 252-475-5655 or the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau at 877-629-4386. Also, if visiting the area, contact your property management or hotel/motel to confirm it’s available and open.

To receive emergency alerts via text, phone or email from Dare County Emergency Management, visit www.darenc.com/emergencyalerts , and follow @DareCoEM on Twitter. The Dare County Emergency Operations Center will be operating throughout the storm and may be reached at 252-475-5655 or visit opens in a new windowhttp://www.darenc.com/ for updated information.

Dare County Emergency Management Resources

Residents with “Special Medical Needs” During Evacuation or Sheltering Are Urged to Update their Status with Dare County DSS in Preparation For Natural Disasters

Special Medical Needs Brochure: opens in a new windowClick Here
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Update Your status here:  opens in a new windowRegistry

opens in a new windowCurrent Weather from the National Weather Service

Traffic Cameras Available through NDCOT Travelers Information System Management

ReadyNC opens in a new window: North Carolina Emergency Management provides a variety of emergency preparedness and recovery resources including traffic and road closure information.

NCDOT12For up to date information from NCDOT on road conditions along NC Highway 12.

NCDOT FerryThe latest updates on the NCDOT Ferry system schedules and operations status.

opens in a new windowNCDOT Newsroom: The latest press and new releases from NCDOT.