After a Hurricane

Recovering from a disaster is usually a gradual process. Safety is a primary issue, as are mental and physical well-being. If assistance is available, knowing how to access it makes the process faster and less stressful. This section offers some general advice on steps to take after disaster strikes in order to begin getting your home, your community, and your life back to normal.

Debris Removal

If your property fronts a Town street (green street sign), place your storm debris in the right of way next to the road (off the edge of the pavement).

If your property fronts a private road (brown street sign) and you usually use a dumpster, place your storm debris next to the dumpster and not in it. If debris is placed in the dumpster, the Town will be unable to empty it. The Town’s regular trash trucks are not equipped to handle storm debris.

Place debris in the road's right of way.

Debris Placement Example

Separate your storm debris by type-building materials, such as wood, in one pile, appliances in another pile, and vegetation in yet another pile. Please also separate clean sand from sand with debris.

More information regarding the scheduling of storm debris collection will be forthcoming.


Call Nags Head Public Works at 252-441-1122.