It's always hard to tell whether a hurricane poses a real threat to our coastline or if the media just needs something to worry about.
Hurricane Earl's currently projected path leads him right through Cape Cod. Whether or not we get a "hurricane" or just a big rainstorm, there is likely to be a lot of wind and strong surf. Make sure your outdoor furniture and small boats are all secure prior to Friday.
Those boats on the racks down by the dock? Tie 'em down or bring them home to the garage.