Pictures-US East Coast Prepares For Hurricane Earl

Jay Farley, top, installs covers to a homeowner's oceanfront window as Jason Wheeler, bottom, looks on as Hurricane Earl heads toward the eastern coast in Atlantic Beach, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Will Hurricane Earl hit the USA?

If it does, it is going to be disaster because Earl is a powerful Category 4 storm.

People disembark from the ferry at Swan Quarter, N.C. after being evacuated from Ocracoke Island as Hurricane Earl approaches the Outer Banks on Sept. 1, 2010. CHRIS SEWARD - cseward@newsobserver.com

Tourist started to evacuate Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Island and tourists were largely gone from North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

A ferry leaving Hatteras, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

The governors of North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland declared states of emergency.

Emergency officials on Cape Cod braced for their first major storm since

Bob brought winds of up to 100 mph to coastal New England in August 1991.

Preparing for the Category 4 storm  as Hurricane Earl heads toward the eastern coast in Atlantic Beach, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Preparing for the Category 4 storm as Hurricane Earl heads toward the eastern coast in Atlantic Beach, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Surfing in Avon, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
People prepare to leave a vacation rental house in Avon, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
People prepare to leave a vacation rental house in Avon, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)



Typhoon Kompasu Slammed Into South Korea

A tree is uprooted as Typhoon Kompasu hit in Incheon, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. Typhoon Kompasu has hit South Korea with heavy downpours and gusts that cut Seoul subway lines, paralyzed airport traffic, and caused massive power outages along the western coast. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Ha Sa-hun) **KOREA OUT**

On Thursday Typhoon Kompasu slammed into South Korea.

Kompasu means compass in Japanese.

Three people were killed.

Typhoon Kompasu is the strongest tropical storm to hit Seoul area in 15 years.

Many flights were cancelled or delayed.

Service on two Seoul subway lines and five railway routes was suspended.

South Korean high school students walk against strong winds caused by Typhoon Kompasu in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. Typhoon Kompasu has hit South Korea with heavy downpours and gusts that cut Seoul subway lines, paralyzed airport traffic, and caused massive power outages along the western coast.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)