Hurricane Earl Hits Category 2 and the Carolina Coast
The North East Carolina Coast is feeling the fury of Hurricane Earl with winds up to 100 miles an hour.
Thousands of tourists who have headed out to enjoy the Labor Day weekend have been evacuated from surrounding areas.
Businesses along the shoreline in Long Island and the Jersey Shore are busy boarding up windows and tying down any items that the hurricane can possibly turn into flying debris and cause even more damage.
What originally started off as a category 4 hurricane has now slowed down to a category 2. The national Weather Service is tracking Earl and has stated that it is still heading in a northerly direction with wind speeds of miles per hour.
Parts of Long Island, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and coastal Massachusetts lie in the path of the strong winds and rains and have been issued with a tropical storm warning by the weather service.
Many communities along the Atlantic seaboard are battening down and waiting for the hurricane to pass them by. Local businesses that were looking forward to the extra business over the Labor Day weekend now face the prospect of losing not only the expected income from the holiday, but also the possibility of damage to their business.
The weather service has not ruled out the possibility of hurricane Earl turning and crossing over onto land with its 100 mile per hour winds.
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