As Hurricane Earl churns out in the Atlantic, those who guard our coastline are prepping for his arrival.
Coast Guard officials are reminding visitors and coastal residents that in the thick of a storm, their rescue capabilities are limited.
Officials are urging coastal North Carolinians to prepare for Hurricane Earl's arrival later this week.
The Coast Guard set port conditions to "whiskey" Monday in Morehead City. The status means they'll identify and track all vessels in port and establish contacts with emergency officials.