Questions & Answers
Where is the best place to get storm updates specific to Currituck County during a tropical disturbance or hurricane?
- When a effects from a tropical storm is eminent to our area, updates will be posted on the County website landing page.
- Sign up for Currituck Alert, Currituck County’s mass notification system.
- Follow CurrituckGov on Twitter and CurrituckGovernment or Currituck Emergency Management on Facebook for updates.
What if an evacuation is ordered and I cannot find my re-entry permit?
Currituck County Access Permits are designated re-entry permits for Currituck County residents and property owners. Two (2) decals are mailed to county and non-resident property owners every 2 years.
If you have misplaced your permit, proof of residency or ownership with a Currituck County address will be required to allow you access to your property.
Examples of acceptable documentation:
- Valid Driver’s license with a Currituck County address
- Current Tax bill
- Current utility bill
- Current long term rental agreement/lease
**Prior to an evacuation order, please see Access Permit information at Currituck County Access Permit Online Application.
How do I obtain a business re-entry permit?
Business re-entry permits are issued by the Emergency Management Office.
Complete a Business Re-Entry Permit Application to obtain a permit or call 252-232-2115 for more information.
How do I sign up for the emergency notification system?
The easiest way to sign up for Currituck Alert, the county’s emergency notification system, is to text your zip code to 888-777. You will automatically receive notifications issued for your area via text message.
We encourage you to self-register additional contact points.
How do I sign up for the Currituck County Special Medical Needs Registry?
Currituck County Department of Social Services maintains the county’s special medical needs registry. To register or for more information, call 252-232-3083.
Where are the emergency shelters in Currituck County located?
Currituck County does not open pre-storm shelters. If necessary, Currituck County will coordinate with an inland county to provide a host shelter.
Who should I call if I need transportation assistance when an evacuation is ordered?
Currituck County Department of Social Services will coordinate transportation assistance. For more information, call 252-232-3083.
How do I report a power outage?
Report an outage to
- Dominion Energy
- Albemarle Electric Membership Corporation (AEMC)
- Dominion Energy
When will I be able to get to my vacation rental following a hurricane?
The County will begin to assess damages as soon as the storm has passed. A phased re-entry will be used to facilitate an orderly re-entry to the Currituck Outer Banks.
Always check with you property management company to make sure that your rental is accessible and ready for your stay.