Update 1: Monday, October 3, 2016: 4PM

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County of Dare
Department of Public Relations
P.O. Box 1000, Manteo North Carolina 27954
For Immediate Release: 10/3/2016Contact: Public Relations Office

Hurricane Matthew Heading to East Coast, Prepare Now

Dare County Emergency Management is closely monitoring the track of Hurricane Matthew and is asking residents and visitors to keep a close eye on the storm as it moves from the Caribbean towards the Atlantic over the next few days. 

Hurricane Matthew is a large, powerful storm and while it is too early to determine its exact track or impacts for our area, current forecast models indicate that the Outer Banks will receive impacts. 

Now is the time to prepare for a hurricane of this magnitude. Take your personal planning and preparations seriously - ensure that your emergency kit is properly stocked and that your emergency plan is ready to implement should protective actions become necessary. For preparedness tips and information, visitwww.readync.org. 

If you or someone you know has special medical needs and may need assistance during an emergency, please call the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services, Social Services Division at 252.475.5500 to register. 

Subscribe to receive email updates from Dare County Emergency Management at www.DareCountyEM.com and follow @DareCountyEM on Twitter. 

View the latest watches, warnings and advisories from the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov/mhx. 
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