North Carolina and South Carolina have implemented mandatory evacuations along the coasts. But cities inland are expecting anywhere from 8 to 20 inches depending on how the storm moves ashore and is forecast to sit over the region without moving.
After the evacuation window closes, officials in coastal areas will go door-to-door get next of kin information for those who refuse to evacuate.
To watch the coastline as the potentially catastrophic storm approaches, Surfline.com has live cameras set up along the coast. Click on a location below to watch the stream.