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)



Pictures-Hurricane Earl Hit Caribbean, US East Coast Next?

A house is flooded as a nearby river was overflow due to the heavy rains of Hurricane Earl at Potters Village, in the outskirts of St. John's, Antigua, Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. Earl battered some islands across the northeastern Caribbean with heavy rain and roof-ripping winds Monday, rapidly intensifying into a major Category 3 storm on a path projected to menace the United States. (AP Photo/Johnny Jno-Baptiste)

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Hurricane Earl battered tiny islands across the northeastern Caribbean with heavy rain and roof-ripping winds Monday as it rapidly intensified into a major Category 4 storm taking a path projected to menace the United States. (AP News)

Here are some photos of some islands in Caribbean hit by the Hurricane Earl.

Hurricane is a disaster.

Army soldiers help to remove a fallen tree at the village of Liberta after the passage of Hurricane Earl near Antigua, Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Johnny Jno-Baptiste)
A house is flooded as a nearby river was overflow due to the heavy rains of Hurricane Earl at Potters Village, in the outskirts of St. John's,Antigua, Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Johnny Jno-Baptiste)
A sunken boat is seen after the passage of Hurricane Earl at the St. John's harbor, Antigua, Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Johnny Jno-Baptiste)
Luis Colon uses an umbrella to shield himself from rain and wind caused by the approaching Hurricane Earl in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday Aug. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)
Winds caused by the approaching Hurricane Earl kick up waves in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday Aug. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)
The top of a palm tree lays on the road after being blown off by winds caused by the approaching Hurricane Earl in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday Aug. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)
Wind caused by the approaching Hurricane Earl kicks up waves and blows palm trees in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday Aug. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)
A boy takes cover from a wave caused by the approaching of the Hurricane Earl in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)