Small decisions can have a big impact. Make the decision to be prepared this hurricane season. Begin today by making a plan.
Discuss the questions below with your family, friends or household to start your emergency plan.
How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings?
The Town of Kill Devil is committed to keeping you safe and informed before, during, and after times of emergencies. But, it’s important for your safety to have multiple ways to receive warnings. Sign up for KDH alerts here.What is my shelter plan?
There are no American Red Cross shelters in Dare County. Figure out where you’d go and how you’d get there if told to evacuate. You do not need to travel hundreds of miles. Identify someone, perhaps a friend or relative who doesn’t live in an evacuation zone or unsafe home, and coordinate with them to use their home as your evacuation destination. If local officials ask you to evacuate, that means your pet should evacuate too. If you leave your pets behind, they may end up lost, injured or worse.What is my evacuation route?When a storm is approaching, the Dare County Senior Leaders determines the need for evacuations to ensure public safety. After considering a storm's intensity, path, and speed, along life-threatening impacts being forecast by the National Weather Service, the Senior Leaders determines which zones to evacuate and when to start. Reentry Permits: The Town of Kill Devil Hills DOES NOT issue reentry permits.
They are issued by Dare County. Visit http://www.darenc.com/reentry
to apply for a reentry permit. Once your application has been approved by Dare County, it will be delivered as Adobe PDF file attached to an email from email@example.com. If you complete the application and do not receive a response from firstname.lastname@example.org, please be sure to check your spam/junk mail folder. If unable to print your permit, have it readily available for display on your mobile device. For any questions/issues contact Dare County Emergency Management at 252.475.5655. All permits expire at the end of the calendar year.What is my family/household communication plan?
Communication networks, such as mobile phones and computers, could be unreliable during disasters, and electricity could be disrupted. Planning in advance will help ensure that all the members of your household – including children and people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, as well as outside caregivers – know how to reach each other and where to meet up in an emergency. Do I need to update my emergency preparedness kit?
During and after an emergency, you need supplies to keep your family safe and healthy. Consider the unique needs each person or pet may have when building your kit. Remember that a disaster could cause a power outage and affect the and water supply. You also may not be able to drive because of damage to your car or flooded roadways.
Be prepared—stock up on everything you might need before disaster strikes. When assembling your kit, store items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supplies kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or a duffel bag.