Explainer: Hurricane Earl: Your photos

  • As Earl made its way up the East Coast, msnbc.com readers snapped pictures of wild waves and ominous clouds passing through their towns. Check out the images, and submit your own here if you're able to safely do so.

  • Young and old prepare for Earl

    Submitted by Rebecca Pesko
    Around 4pm on Sept 2nd -- the Emerald Isle Pier -- Earl is coming....
    Taken around 4 p.m. on the eve of Hurricane Earl's landing. The tidal surge had already begun, and the waves were crashing on the Emerald Isle, N.C. Pier. 

    A mandatory evacuation has been issued for Emerald Isle and an 8 p.m. curfew is in effect.

    -submitted by Rebecca Pesko, Emerald Isle, N.C.

  • Submitted by Rebecca Pesko
    Around 4pm on Sept 2nd -- the Emerald Isle Pier -- Earl is coming....

    Around 4 p.m. on Sept. 2, the Emerald Isle Pier. Earl is coming...

    -submitted by Rebecca Pesko, Emerald Isle, N.C.

  • Submitted by Rebecca Pesko
    Around 4pm on Sept 2nd -- the Emerald Isle Pier -- Earl is coming....

    Emerald Isle Pier.

    -submitted by Rebecca Pesko, Emerald Isle, N.C.

  • Before Earl...

    Submitted by Wendy Crown  /  before Earl..
    before Earl..

    -Submitted by Wendy Crown, Bird Rock, N.C.

  • ...and after Earl

    Submitted by Wendy Crown  /  Earl's aftermath
    Earl's Aftermath

    -Submitted by Wendy Crown, Bird Rock, N.C.

  • Not exactly calm seas

    Submitted by Wendy Crown
    The deck at our little calm serene beach bar... lifted up by the pylons by Earl..

    The deck at our little calm serene beach bar, lifted up by the pylons by Earl.

    -Submitted by Wendy Crown, Bird Rock, N.C.

  • Beach homes boarded up

    Submitted by David campbell
    New England doing a whale of a job bracing for the storm!

    Cottage on Saquish Beach in Plymouth Beach was boarded up at dusk last night in anticipation of Earl. New England doing a whale of a job bracing for the storm!

    -Submitted by David Campbell, Rockland, Mass.

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