Evacuation & Re-Entry Permits

Evacuation Maps

If county officials announce a hurricane or other emergency evacuation warning, you may be asked to leave your home as soon as possible to be safe. Local officials advise leaving only if they truly believe your location is in danger.

It is important to follow their instructions as soon as possible. Situations change quickly, roads may become blocked and the storm can worsen, preventing your safe evacuation.

To help guide you during an evacuation down load Currituck County Primary Severe Weather Evacuation Route map.

Re-entry & Permits
Resident Re-Entry

Following an evacuation, Currituck County will allows re-entry as the impacted areas are deemed safe. Re-entry permits or proof of residency is required. Re-entry decisions will be issued from the County Emergency Operations Center.

Examples of factors taken into consideration when making re-entry decisions include:

  • utility outages
  • road conditions
  • flooding
  • communications outages.

Re-entry permits are mailed to Currituck Outer Banks residents and non-resident property owners every 2 years. One permit is issued per property address based on County tax records. Current permits are valid for the 2020-2021 seasons.

If you have misplaced your permit, proof of residency or ownership with a Corolla or Carova address will be required to allow you access to your property.  Examples of acceptable documentation:

  • driver’s license
  • tax bill
  • utility bill
Business Re-Entry Permits

For business re-entry permits, there are 2 options:

  1. Obtaining Priority I Re-Entry Permits
    Essential Personnel

    • County public safety agencies
    • Utilities/Infrastructure teams
    • Damage Assessment teams
    • Power/Energy Companies
    • Disaster Relief Agencies
    • Designated hotel employees
  2. Obtaining Priority II Re-Entry Permits
    Critical Businesses

    • Pharmacy
    • Food Service
    • Grocery Stores
    • Financial/Banks
    • Gas Stations
    • Insurance
    • Property Management
    • Debris Removal

If your business falls under either Priority 1 or 2, you can take advantage of obtaining re-entry passes for you and your employees prior to a storm. This will allow you timely access back into the county to continue your essential business functions and operations.

To request 1 or more passes, please fill out the Priority I and/or Priority II form send completed forms to emstaff@currituckcountync.gov for review.

All non-critical businesses fall into Priority III. If you have a question as to where your business falls within one of these priorities, please contact Emergency Management staff at 252-232-2115.

Re-entry permits are NOT issued 72 hours prior to expected storm impacts.