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The latest information I am aware of suggests that Matthew is expected to track more westerly, and may make landfall somewhere along the US East Coast later this week.
According to https://www.wunderground.com/ on 10/3/16, "it is still too soon to determine how big the danger will be in parts of the U.S. late this week and next weekend.... Recent runs of forecast guidance suggests at least a decent chance of tropical storm-force winds near the coast of the Carolinas and southeast Virginia Friday into Saturday."
In any event, Ocracoke seems destined to feel some effects of this hurricane. I will continue to post information from Ocracoke as the storm approaches.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is about earthquakes that have affected Ocracoke and the Outer Banks. You can read the newsletter here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news092116.htm.