There are some new military style vehicles around South Bethany Beach.
They have been acquired by the local police department and include a military grade boat and a Humvee.
WBOC reports they would be used for emergencies such as evacuations during stormy weather.
During flooding when the National Guard does not step in the vehicles will help police navigate the streets.
Police Chief Troy Crowson told the television station that they will also allow his officers to carry out inspections rather than borrow or rent a boat.