September 2nd, 2010
04:15 PM ET

Residents along Earl's projected path stocking up ahead of storm

CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) - Chris Meek put his motorcycle in storage in Wilmington, North Carolina, to protect it from Hurricane Earl as the Category 4 hurricane headed toward the North Carolina coast.

He fought crowds at the grocery store to stock up on supplies and tried to soothe anxieties among students in his sixth-grade class.

About 175 miles away, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Sarah Baker was bracing Thursday for her first hurricane. "The locals have been really nice, telling me what I needed to buy to get ready," the recent college graduate said.

Meek and Baker are two of millions of people watching and waiting as Hurricane Earl looms offshore, moving closer and closer to land.

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  1. Annie Kate

    Hope the ones stocking up don't forget batteries and flashlights – those come in real handy. During the blizzard of 1993 in Tennessee we got all stocked up and then when the blizzard got to us and we could no longer get out, we discovered we had forgotten batteries for our flashlights. Fortunately for us, we didn't lose power – how we didn't still puzzles me because everyone around us did – guess someone upstairs was looking out for us fools.

    September 2, 2010 at 9:49 pm |