(NECN/NBC: Jay Gray, Kill Devil Hills, NC) – Mandatory evacuations for visitors are already underway in North Carolina where Hurricane Irene is expected to make U.S. landfall first.
It’s starting to become a ghost town, and that’s a good
thing as there's a chance for serious damage.
Residents are boarding up and buckling down everything they can. It is possible that they will be evacuated, as well.
Many are hoping the category 3 storm will make a turn to avoid them.
Many are taking the motto “better safe than sorry” very seriously right now.
People in North Carolina have less than 24 hours to get ready and get out.