County updating regional hazards plan

Currituck County is working with Dare County and other partners to update the Outer Banks Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan in 2024. This plan helps local communities stay prepared for various types of emergencies and ensures all jurisdictions in the Outer Banks remain eligible for federal disaster assistance funding. It also provides an opportunity  to identify hazard risks, understand vulnerability, and develop ways to proactively mitigate risk.

Joining Currituck and Dare counties in this effort are the towns of Duck, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Manteo, Nags Head, and Southern Shores. The project group also receives input from local businesses and citizens, as well as the North Carolina Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Citizens are invited to attend two public meetings currently scheduled to learn about the plan and provide input on hazards, risks, and mitigation opportunities. These meetings are as follows:

  • April 22 at 5:00 pm, at the Dare County Emergency Operations Center, 570 Airport Road, Manteo, NC, 27954
  • April 23 at 5:30 pm, at the Public Safety Center, 125 College Way, Barco, NC, 27917