Sea Dunes

Rental Townhome Community  
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

DARE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Policy

The responsibility for ordering a county wide evacuation rests with the Dare County Control Group. The Control Group is comprised of the Chairman of the Dare County Board of Commissioners or designee, the Municipal Mayors, the Dare County Sheriff and the Superintendent of the National Park Service.

Evacuation

  • Evacuation areas will be determined by the projected storm related conditions as supplied by the National Hurricane Center.
  • Persons should leave promptly once an evacuation order is given; visitors should take all belongings with them.
  • Evacuation will be done during daylight hours.
  • Evacuation route signs are in place to assist motorists.
  • Public information statements are broadcast at the top of every hour to provide timely weather information and local condition reports.
  • Law enforcement will be at traffic control points.
  • All residents and non-resident property owners should plan to have their property secured prior to the onset of gale force winds (40 MPH).

Radio Stations

WOBR 95.3 WNHW  92.5
WRSF 105.7 (EAS) WVOD  99.1
WCXL 104.1 WYND  97.1 (Hatteras)

Local TV Stations

CABLE CH 12
WEATHER CH 16, 60
VIRGINIA CH 3, 10, 13
N. CAROLINA CH 7, 9

Dare County evacuees use Routes Hwy 12 to Hwy 64W or 158N.

Currently, it is estimated to take 21 hours to evacuate the barrier islands if traffic is headed on U.S. Highway 64 west to Columbia and 30 hours on U.S. 158 into Currituck County.

Re-Entry Information & Stages

Stages - A staged reentry process will be used by the Dare County Control Group to facilitate an orderly reentry following an evacuation. Reentry permits are issued for easy identification at control points.... No one will be denied entry with proper identification.

  • Stage One
    • Critical need personnel identified by special permit issued by the Municipal Mayors and the Chairman of the Dare County Control Group.
  • Stage Two
    • Permanent residents - resident property owners that have a reentry permit identified with an "R", a Dare County Drivers license or a current Dare County Tax receipt.
  • Stage Three
    • A non-resident improved property owner - identified by a solid color permit or a current Dare County Tax receipt.
  • Stage Four
    • General Public.