Preparations for possible brush with Hurricane Earl continue.
A wave of concern is beginning to wash over the East Coast.
Officials along the Outer Banks are urging tourists and residents to flee before Hurricane Earl's winds and rain arrive.
They've ordered mandatory evacuations for visitors on Ocracoke and Hatteras Islands.
Families are cutting their vacations short, packing-up and pulling out.
Businesses are boarding-up as well.
As the storm continues to churn and track toward the coast, hurricane warnings now stretch from North Carolina to Delaware.
The lingering question is where and when the storm will strike.