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.
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.
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 mean go! It is always a good idea though to check in with the lifeguard on duty and request information the ocean conditions.
Stay Tuned IN!
Government Access Cable Channel 191; Weather Channel 57; VA Channels 3,10,13; & NC Channels 7 and 9
Dare County Emergency Management, Outer Banks Voice (News), NOAA Weather, & Outer Banks Sentinel
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:
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Things to Know
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Trash Collection + Recycling
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