Town of Nags Head
Blue Sanitation Route Schedule Changes Due to Hurricane Dorian

ATTN Blue Sanitation Route

Trash and recycling carts on Nags Head's blue sanitation route will be emptied tomorrow, Wednesday, September 4 instead of on Friday, September 6. Please do not set your trash or recycling carts out to be emptied anytime after the Wednesday collection as they could float or blow into the street or highway. 

Please secure your gas tanks prior to a storm.

Secure Outdoor Items Prior to Hurricane Dorian's Arrival

Please take steps now to secure all outdoor equipment and/or furniture, including gas tanks and propane grills.

Town Offices Closed Thursday and Friday, September 5 and 6, Essential Services Provided as Safety Permits 

Due to Hurricane Dorian, all Town offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, September 5 and 6. BUT, essential services, such as fire and police protection, will be provided during the storm as long as it is safe for our personnel to respond. 

Bulletin 2 from Dare County Emergency Management

Dare County is under a Hurricane Watch and all areas of the County remain under a State of Emergency with mandatory evacuation orders in effect.

Visitors who have not yet evacuated should make final preparations and leave prior to sunset today.  

A mandatory evacuation order for residents goes into effect at 6:00 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday, September 4). 

Confidence continues to increase that serious, life-threatening impacts from Hurricane Dorian will reach the area later this week. The time to make final preparations and evacuate is now. 

The State of North Carolina will be opening shelters and locations will be available at or the ReadyNC app.

There is currently unrestricted access to Dare County and there will be no restrictions through Wednesday to allow final preparations to be made. 

As the storm approaches, high winds, flooding from storm surge and heavy rainfall may lead to unsafe road conditions and closures. Emergency responders will be unable to respond to calls for assistance when conditions put their safety at risk.   

Restrictions on ocean swimming are in place due to dangerous surf conditions and strong rip currents along the beaches. Everyone must stay out of the water as it is unsafe for even the most experienced swimmers.  

Read more of the bulletin on the Dare County web site.

Get the Latest News from the Town of Nags Head Regarding Hurricane Dorian

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Evacuation Order

Evacuation Tips from ReadyNC

In some emergencies, fire fighters, police and emergency medical staff may tell people to leave their home to keep residents and visitors safe. Fires, floods or chemical accidents cause evacuations frequently across the country. At other times, fire fighters and police tell people to stay indoors, or ‘shelter in place.

The amount of time you have to leave will depend on the danger. You may be told ahead of time, as with a hurricane. Or, you may not have much time to leave as in the case of industrial accidents. Always follow the orders of the local emergency management officials.

Follow these guidelines when evacuating:

  • Listen to local media.
  • Fill your car with gasoline. Take only one vehicle to lower the amount of traffic.
  • Leave early enough to avoid being trapped by severe weather.
  • Plan where your family will meet and go. Tell family or friends of your plans.
  • Map out your path, using travel paths listed by police.
  • If possible, leave and go to a friend’s home in a safe area. Next, try a motel or hotel. As a last resort, go to a shelter. Remember, shelters are not made for comfort.There are no shelters in Dare County; however the State of North Carolina will be opening shelters and locations will be available at or the ReadyNC app.
  • Take your family’s and pet’s emergency kits. Bring key family papers.
  • Bring extra cash. Banks may be closed, and cash tellers may not work.
  • Lock doors and windows before leaving your house. Unplug radios, toasters, televisions and small appliances. Be sure to turn off water, gas and power.
  • Ask neighbors if they need a ride.
For more information, visit the ReadyNC web site
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