Evacuations are underway along North Carolina's Outer Banks as Earl nears.
As Hurricane Earl moves in closer to the coast, visitors in at-risk areas on the North Carolina Outer Banks are being told to move out.
"It would only take a minor deviation to be farther off shore and less of a threat or make actually make a direct impact on the outer banks and far eastern North Carolina," warns the National Hurricane Center's Bill Read.
Mandatory evacuation orders are in place for Ocracoke and Hatteras Island, both only accessible by ferry.
There is a hurricane watch now from North Carolina into Virginia, while concerns stretch all the way to Cape Cod.