Tropical storm warning in effect for Dare County through Sunday

Tropical Storm Colin. [NOAA]

Tropical Storm Colin unexpectedly developed overnight off the coast of South Carolina and is expected to move along or just inland of the North Carolina coast today, Saturday, July 2, 2022, into Sunday.

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A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Dare County indicating that our area will receive impacts in the next 36 hours, including rain showers with locally heavy rainfall, wind gusts up to 40 m.p.h. and the possibility of isolated tornadoes.

[NOAA]

Dare County Emergency Management offers the following tips and resources:

  • Be mindful that the threat of rip currents will increase and remain elevated until well after the storm passes, making conditions dangerous for even the most experienced swimmers. For daily beach reports, visit LovetheBeachRespectheOcean.com
  • Subscribe to receive emergency alerts directly from Dare County Emergency Management and local towns at www.OBXAlerts.com.
  • Keep your cell phone charged with Government Alerts enabled to ensure you receive National Weather Service issued alerts for life threatening weather conditions.

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