Coastal Storm Brings High Winds and Potential for Damage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM COUNTY OF DARE DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: February 7, 2016  7:30 AM The rapidly strengthening coastal storm will bring strong northerly to northwesterly winds today, sustained at 30 to 40 mph along the entire Outer Banks. Gusts as high as 60 mph are expected with a High Wind Warning in effect […]

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Duck Beach Management Project Updates Presented During Council Retreat Available

During the 2015 Duck Town Council Retreat, Ken Willson of Coastal Planning & Engineering of North Carolina and Christopher Layton, Duck Town Manager, provided updates on the Beach Management Project.  Presentation slides and videos of the presentation and discussion are available online by clicking on the links below.  Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., Duck Town Council […]

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Planting of Beach Grass along Duck Beaches Begins January 9

The Town of Duck announced that Emerald Forest will begin planting beach grass plants along Duck Beaches beginning on January 9, 2015.  The plantings will begin at the north end of town and continue for several days.  For more information on the Town of Duck’s Beach Management strategy, including more information on sea grass plantings […]

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Red Flags in Duck Sunday October 5

Please note – red NO SWIMMING flags are flying today, Sunday, October 5, in Duck. This is a warning system used on our beaches which indicates that the currents are strong and the water is unsafe for swimming. DO NOT GO IN THE WATER — YOU PUT YOURSELF AND LIFEGUARDS AT RISK! Local safety officials […]

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Red Flags in Duck: Wed. September 10, 2014

Red Flags are flying along Duck Beaches today, Wednesday, September 10.  Lifeguards ask you to stay out of the water for safety reasons.  Enjoy the beautiful day with walks along the beach or the soundside boardwalk. Also, check out the last family-friendly Scarborough Faire Days this afternoon in Duck. NO SWIMMING IN DUCK: Wednesday, September […]

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Red Flags No Longer Flying in Duck as of Thursday, August 28

Red Flags are no longer flying in Duck.  As always, swim near a life guard and ask them about rip currents. Low tide will occur at 3:45 today which often increases the threat of rip currents.  Stay aware as you enjoy the sun and sand.  The ocean is constantly changing!  For more information on Surf […]

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Duck Surf Rescue

Duck Surf Rescue are replacing life guard stands now. Guards will conduct beach patrols on 4 wheelers start at 11AM.  Guards will be on stands at 1PM. Due to surf conditions & storm debris, life guards advise beach goers to stay out of the water. See images from pre and post #Arthur in Duck on […]

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Red Flags Flying: No Swimming Today, Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Red Flags are flying along Duck beaches today, Tuesday, June 3, 2014.   Our beach utilizes a warning system — a large red flag flying indicates that the currents are strong and the water is unsafe for swimming. Lifeguards ask you to stay out of the water. For more information on red flags and beach safety in Duck, […]

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