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Evacuations Underway On NC's Outer Banks

Hundreds of visitors were ordered to leave much of North Carolina's Outer Banks Monday, as Hurricane Maria kicked up heavy surf along the Southeast coast. Evacuations were ordered for Ocracoke and Hatteras Islands. 

The National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm warning from Cape Lookout to Duck on the Outer Banks. Business owners braced for what they said would be yet another financial hit this season.  

Forecasters say the center of Maria is expected to move well east of the Southeastern U.S. coast over the coming day as the storm weakens. But storm surge flooding is possible beginning tomorrow in the coastal sounds of the Outer Banks as a storm surge of 2 to 4 feet is possible.