Ocracoke is quiet this morning...and islanders are calm, but making a few preparations for whatever comes. There is no panic here, just a wait-and-see attitude for now. A few folks have been taking boats out of the water (David & I got my boat out this morning), and moving larger boats to more secure locations. And people have been putting outdoor items away.
I haven't heard of any evacuations yet, but I'll let you all know as soon as I hear any official reports (or well-founded local news).
I think it's still too early to tell what track Earl will ultimately take, though it seems almost certain that the storm will at least brush the Outer Banks.