Emergency Information

We want your vacation on the OBX to be hassle free and full of fun in the sun! We know sometimes things happen that can't be avoided and we want each of our guests to be prepared with the right information to handle any situation that may arise. Please review the information below for non-emergency situations. If you are experiencing an emergency please call 911 immediately with the physical address of your location. 

Non- Emergency Police Department 

Non- Emergency Phone: 252-261-3895
Location: 722 West Kitty Hawk Road
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Non- Emergency Phone: 252-261 3895
Location: 722 West Kitty Hawk Road
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Non- Emergency Phone: 252-473-3444
Location: 5401 South Croatan Highway Nags Head, NC 27959

Non- Emergency Phone: 252-473-3444
Location: 1259 Duck Road
Duck, NC 27949

Non- Emergency Phone: 252-261-3331
Location: 5375 Virginia Dare Trail, Southern Shores, NC 27949

Non- Emergency Sheriff's Phone: 
Location: 962 Marshall C Collins Dr, Manteo, NC 27954

Non- Emergency Fire Department

Phone: (252) 261-2666
Location: 859 W Kitty Hawk Rd.
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Phone: (252) 480-4060
Location: 1634 N Croatan Hwy.
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Phone: (252) 441-5909
Location: 5314 S Croatan Hwy.
Nags Head, NC 27959
South Nags Head Location: 8806 S Old Oregon Inlet Road
Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone: 252-441-2910

Phone: (252) 261-3929
Location: 1259 Duck Rd.
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Phone: (252) 261-2272
Location: 15 S Dogwood Trail
Southern Shores, NC 2794

Phone: (252) 441-6234

Location: 108 School House Rd.
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Hospital Information 

The Outer Banks Hospital - Urgent Care Center

Location:  5112 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
Phone Number: (252) 449-7474

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The Outer Banks Hospital 

Location: Roanoke Sound Bridge, Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone Number: 252-449-4500

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Outer Banks Hospital - Family Medicine

Location:   4923 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone Number:  (252) 261-8040

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Animal Hospital and Vet Information

Beach Safety 

Kill Devil Hills 

Ocean Rescue

  Nags Head    

Ocean Rescue  

   Kitty Hawk   

Ocean Rescue 

Southern Shores 

Ocean Rescue


Ocean Rescue  

Red Flags

Red Flags are nothing to scoff at, these flags warn visitors and locals that the surf is to dangerous to swim. Even if you think it looks okay, there may be threats looming under the surface. For your safety and the safety of our lifeguards it is important to stay out of the water during red flag days. 

Yellow Flags

These flags indicate strong rip currents. They are not as serious as red but if you do decide to go into the water swim with extreme caution

No Flags

No flags mean go! It is always a good idea though to check in with the lifeguard on duty and request information the ocean conditions. 

Emergency Weather Information

Stay Tuned IN! 

-Local Broadcast: 
Government Access Cable Channel 191; Weather Channel 57; VA Channels 3,10,13; & NC Channels 7 and 9
-Local Websites: 
Dare County Emergency ManagementOuter Banks Voice (News)NOAA Weather,  & Outer Banks Sentinel
-Local Radio:

92.5FM; 95.3FM; 99.1FM; 104.1FM; 105.7FM & NOAA weather radio

Mandatory Evacuation

If officials have called for a mandatory evacuation, all visitors must evacuate. It is not safe for visitors to stay on the Island during a mandatory evacuation. The bridges will close and the possibility of danger may increase. 


Sign Up for Text Notifications

Text "JOIN DareEmergencyAlerts" to 30890 to sign up for text/voice alerts from Dare County Emergency Management in the event of an emergency. Subscribers will receive beach related NWS Alerts issued 24 hours a day for the Outer Banks. Users will also receive condition reports posted by ocean rescue personnel. 

In addition to text to join, anyone can sign up for Dare County Alerts and Notifications: 


More Helpful Information 

Guest Hospitality App
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Things to Know
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Trash Collection + Recycling
View the trash collection days that pertain to your rental location.

Hurricane Info
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