Tropical Storm warnings and watches Hurricane watches and warnings can be confusing . When a State of Emergency is called think of it as local authorities calling for preparedness. That allows them to make quicker decisions about how to place and direct police , fire and EMS, call for evacuations if need be, and ask for assistance from other entities from the state. We will try to help explain the differences.
A hurricane watch means there is a potential for severe conditions where sustained winds of 64 knots (74 mph or 119 km/hr) or higher are possible within the specified area in association with a tropical, sub tropical, or post tropical cyclone. Because hurricane preparedness activities become difficult once winds reach tropical storm force, the hurricane watch is issued 48 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical storm force winds.
Television Broadcasts: The Weather Channel, WAVY-NBC, WTKR-CBS, WVEC -ABC, WVBT- FOX
Local Radio: 92.5FM , 95.3FM , 99.1FM, 104.1FM, 105.7FM
Text Notifications from Dare County EMS :
Text "JOIN DareEmergencyAlerts" to 30890 to sign up for text alerts. Subscribers will receive beach related National Weather Service alerts issued 24 hours a day for the Outer Banks. Users will also receive condition reports posted by ocean rescue personnel.
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For information about our Company Policy regarding weather related situations. Please refer to Paragraph 8 and 11 of your rental agreement.