Cities all up and down the Eastern seaboard are preparing for a hit from Hurricane Irene, a category three storm tracking toward the U.S. East Coast.  She's expected to wreak havoc from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic and all the way through New England in the coming days.

FOX News Radio's Eben Brown reports from Atlantic Beach, NC:

FOX Meteorologist Janice Dean has more on Irene's impact potential:

Fox News Radio's Jeff Monosso reports:

Mandatory evacuations are in place for North Carolina's Outer Banks.  New Jersey's Cape May County has also issued mandatory evacuation orders for everyone ahead of Irene.

Meanwhile, the Bahamas are taking a beating from Hurricane Irene.

Fox's Phil Keating is in Nassau -- check out his report on Fox & Friends Thursday:

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It's going to make for some rough seas even in areas where it's not forecasted to make landfall, like Florida.

But this Fort Lauderdale boater says the smart ones aren't taking any chances:

Bill Read - Director of the National Hurricane Center tells Fox News Radio Irene will grow larger as she approaches North Carolina:

The White House says President Obama is staying up on Hurricane Irene, despite being on vacation at Martha's Vineyard.

Fox News Radio White House Correspondent Mike Majchrowitz reports from the West Wing: