VIDEO: Dare County’s storm surge and flooding awareness project

VIDEO: Dare County’s storm surge and flooding awareness project

June 15th, 2022

Dare County has released a new video highlighting efforts to improve individuals’ understanding of the risks associated with storm surge, as well as efforts undertaken to improve the monitoring of rising water levels throughout the barrier island community.

The project, which was implemented by Dare County Emergency Management, involved the installation of 23 storm surge awareness poles and information displays at various locations from the Town of Duck to Hatteras Village to indicate how deep the waters of the Atlantic Ocean—as well as the Albemarle, Pamlico and Currituck sounds—could potentially rise above the ground when storm surge occurs.

In addition to the storm surge awareness displays, 12 flood gauges were also installed throughout Dare County, to provide citizens with the ability to access critical information regarding changing water levels in specific geographic locations in real time. Once accepted by state officials, the 12 flood gauges will become a part of North Carolina Emergency Management’s Flood Inundation Mapping and Alert Network (FIMAN).

For more detailed information about the project—as well as the impacts that storm surge and flooding can have on people and property on the Outer Banks—watch the video below.

2022 Reentry Permit Reminder: Hurricane season officially began on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, and Dare County Emergency Management reminds all Dare County residents, non-resident property owners and business owners that 2022 reentry permits are now available.

In order to enter Dare County following a mandatory evacuation, individuals must present a current and valid reentry permit—expired reentry permits from previous years will not be accepted. For more information or to obtain a 2022 reentry permit from Dare County Emergency Management, please visit

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