HARKERS ISLAND, N.C. — Cape Lookout National Seashore is being evacuated as Hurricane Matthew approaches the east coast of the United States with a possible landfall in or near North Carolina.

Seashore Superintendent Patrick Kenney said Tuesday that no vehicles will be allowed to enter the seashore effective immediately. The ferries for vehicles will begin to take people and their cars off the islands. Cabins will be closed.

Kenney says the 45 cabins on North Core and South Core islands were full, although he doesn’t know how many people are staying in them. He says more than 100 trucks are also on the islands.

The third island in the seashore, Shackleford Banks, attracts mostly day users.

Ferry operators have told Kenney it will take two days to evacuate everyone.