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Hurricane Earl threatens East Coast with a pounding

September 2, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

UPDATED 4:34 P.M. The last ferry left for the mainland and coastal residents hunkered down at home as Hurricane Earl closed in with 115 mph winds today on North Carolina’s dangerously exposed Outer Banks, the first and potentially most destructive stop on the storm’s projected journey up the Eastern Seaboard. Continue Reading

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Some bunker down, some flee as Earl approaches US

September 2, 2010 in INFORUM

BUXTON, N.C. Hurricane Earl was barreling toward the Eastern Seaboard on Thursday with winds swirling at around 145 mph and forecasters were trying to pinpoint exactly how close the strongest winds and heaviest surge would get to North Carolina’s fragile chain of barrier islands. Continue Reading

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Earl threatens US Coast after hitting Caribbean

August 31, 2010 in INFORUM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Hurricane Earl, now a powerful Category 4 storm, barreled toward the U.S. coast early Tuesday after battering tiny islands across the northeastern Caribbean with heavy rain and winds that damaged homes and toppled power lines. Continue Reading