Residents and tourists watch the rough surf in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., Friday, Sept. 5, 2008. Tropical Storm Hanna continued to churn it's way towards the East Coast and is expected to make landfall early Saturday.
A no swimming flag flies on the beach in Nags Head, N.C., Friday, Sept. 5, 2008 as Tropical Storm Hanna moves closer to making landfall along the Carolina coast. Hanna is forecast to make landfall early Saturday.
Detective Woody Dunn with the Sunset Beach Police Department talks with property owner Linda Bergen while going door to door to alert people about the evacuation at Sunset Beach, N.C. on Friday, Sept. 5, 2008. The evacuation was mandatory for renters but property owners had the option of staying on the island. Bergen was planning on staying on the island.
Beachcomber Terry Hash, of Memphis, Tenn., watches the heavy surf near no swimming signs posted Friday Sept. 5, 2008, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Tropical Storm Hanna is expected to strike the Carolinas coastal area early Saturday morning.
Vehicles drive through standing water from Tropical Storm Hanna on Highway 12 in Rodanthe, N.C., Friday, Sept. 5, 2008. Hanna is forecast to make landfall somewhere along the Carolina coast Saturday.
Vehicles drive north on Highway 12 in Rodanthe, N.C., Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, through heavy rain from Tropical Storm Hanna.
Waves from Tropical Storm Hanna crash ashore in Buxton, N.C., Friday, Sept. 5, 2008. Hanna is forecast to make landfall somewhere along the Carolina coast early Saturday.
Vesta McKnight drove in from Hemingway, S.C., to do some early morning fishing on the Atlantic at Pawleys Island, S.C., but found conditions a bit rougher near sunrise on Friday Sept. 5, 2008, than he expected as Tropical Storm Hanna arrives. "I'm not going to fish today," he said. "I think I'm going to just watch."
This surfer pays the price after he took advantage of Tropical Storm Hanna's waves Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Ed Kropornicki, of Plymounth, Mich. puts up plywood to protect the store windows at Dr. J's Sunglasses Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, in Cherry Grove, S.C. With a voluntary evacuation handed down by South Carolina Gov. Mark Sandford, and Tropical Storm Hanna expected to strike near the area sometime Friday night, the store owner decided to go ahead and have Kropornicki put the wood on the store front.
A worker uses a forklift on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, to move a boat into Broad Creek Marina's dry-storage facility, which was constructed to withstand a Category 3 hurricane, where it will be locked up with approximately 220 other boats that have been brought in from the marina and other surrounding communities on Hilton Head Island in preparation for Tropical Storm Hanna.
A Wrightsville Beach Public Works crew removes a lifeguard tower from the beach in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008. The public works department began removing the towers in preparation for Tropical Storm Hanna.
One of 11 C-17s left at Charleston Air Force Base takes off Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, as the base prepares for conditions from Tropical Storm Hanna. The $200 million planes will evacuate to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, in Ohio and Whiteman Air Force Base, in Missouri. The planes will return after the threat of the storm has passed.
People watch a man play in strong waves caused by Tropical Storm Hanna along the coast in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008.
Workers cut plywood to board up the windows at the Floyd Manor House, a possible shelter, in Charleston, S.C., as Tropical Storm Hanna and Hurricane Ike threaten the Carolinas on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008.
Workers put up steel shutters on store front windows at a shoppign center in preparation for Tropical Storm Hanna in Nassau, Bahamas, Tuesday, Sept 2, 2008. The tropical storm knocked out power to southern Bahamian islands and forced preparations for evacuations from Nassau to South Carolina as it picked up speed on Wednesday on a course to strike the eastern U.S. within days as a hurricane.
A man holding a child stands next to a big wave, on Paradise Island, on the northeast shore of Nassau, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008. Many beaches were labeled as no swimming areas due to the approach of Tropical Storm Hanna into the Bahamas island chain.
Cortez Simmons carries sand bags to a nearby house as he prepares for the possible landfall of Tropical Storm Hanna in Charleston, S.C., as firefighters fill sand bags under Interstate 526, Sept. 3, 2008.
People salvage items during flooding from Tropical Storm Hanna, in L'Artibonite, northern Haiti, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008. The storm has spawned deadly floods in Haiti that have left at least 61 people dead. Twenty-one of those deaths are repotred in Gonaives alone, along Haiti's western coast.
A Bolivian peacekeeper stands on an area flooded by heavy rains from Tropical Storm Hanna next to residents in Savan Desole, Haiti, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008. Hanna was still drenching flood-plagued Haiti on Wednesday, adding to the miseries of a country that lost more than 100 lives to mudslides and flooding since mid-August.