Officials seek public input on Outer Banks Regional Hazard Mitigation plan update

Downtown Manteo saw minor storm surge flooding twice during Hurricane Dorian in 2019. [John Harper video]

Dare and Currituck counties need your help.

For the past 10 months, Dare and Currituck Counties have been preparing an update to the 2015 hazard mitigation plan. This planning process is required to remain eligible for federal FEMA disaster funding and to help the Outer Banks region to become more disaster-resistant through implementation of sound mitigation projects.

This updated plan focuses primarily on natural hazards such as coastal storms, flooding, tornadoes, etc., but also includes some technological (human-caused) hazards.

The public is invited to review and comment on the draft 2020 Outer Banks Region Hazard Mitigation plan by going to and providing your comments and feedback by Jan. 31.

Click here to see the plan and learn more.