Emerald Isle Nc
September 2, 2010 by USA Post
Emerald Isle Nc, The best for Hurricane Earl was to move towards the sea and affect only the east coast with rip currents and perhaps a slight sprinkling of rain. But the storm seems to have pushed enough to threaten the West and parts of the east coast with much more than that.
As you can see the NOAA forecast, North Carolina is now under a hurricane warning for the first time since Earl formed. North of this, Virginia and New Jersey coast have tropical storm warnings and hurricane itself, while expected to be degraded by that point, is expected to slam almost directly in the layer of Massachusetts on Friday night.
Some of the Outer Banks of North Carolina have already begun to evacuate:
The storm was expected to remain at sea, going about 80 miles east of Cape Hatteras late Thursday or early Friday. Even at that distance, Conde, now a Category 3 storm with sustained winds near 125 kilometers per hour, is powerful enough to cause a 1 – to 2-foot storm surge along early Friday against sea, and send 70 – to 80-mph winds on the Outer Banks.
If the storm turns slightly to the west, approaching the coast, conditions could get much worse. The hurricane warning extends from Emerald Isle to the north of the border with Virginia, including all the Outer Banks. A tropical storm warning was issued for the coast of Emerald Isle south of the Cape Fear River mouth [...]
Visitors and residents are leaving some Ocracoke and Hatteras islands today to avoid the possibility of becoming stranded. The Dare County emergency officials ordered the evacuation of visitors to both islands this morning.
So far, this has only created a world-class surfing in the Atlantic Coast and the main risks for the area could be a fall in tourism for the Weekend Labor Day. But any further movement to the west would most areas along the coast in an area of greatest danger. Puerto Rico does not get a direct hit earlier this week, and 187,000 people still without electricity.
FEMA, which has response teams along the coast, is expected to do a tremendous job over the next two days.
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