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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hurricane Earl on track to clip U.S. East Coast

Hurricane Earl baked on the road to the coast of North Carolina at about East Coast on Tuesday, after lashing Puerto Rico and the Caribbean islands to the north-east wind, rain and waves, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said . Earl is scheduled record, the second major hurricane of the 2010 Atlantic season has shown the fringes of the powerful Category 4 storm in the crop of the North Carolina Outer Banks barrier island early Friday and also threaten the U.S. coast north of there. "North Carolina to accommodate the interests of New England should follow Earl" the hurricane center in Miami said.

Barry Baxter, a meteorologist at the hurricane center said forecasts had the storm track pushed a little to the west overnight, but had narrowly missed a direct link to the full effect to the coast of the United States USA. "By staying off the coast at this stage all the U.S. East," said Baxter. He declined to predict how the hurricane could come to New York when he churned offshore of the city on weekends. "We do not know," said Baxter. "It is premature at this point. We just tell everyone to keep their eyes on the track and keep checking back. "He said the NHC hurricane should stop just short of being a maximum category five storm on the scale intensity of Saffir-Simpson five steps.

However, forecasters say that Earl is expected to bring heavy rain, surf and treacherous seas and gusty winds to the Atlantic coast of North Carolina to New England and Canada. Earl, with maximum sustained winds near 135 mph (215 km / h) has been out of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on Tuesday and was to cross the Atlantic Ocean to the eastern Turkey and Caicos Islands, the NHC said. At 9 am (1300 GMT), is located about 230 miles (370 kilometers) east of Grand Turk in the Turks and Caicos, a British overseas territory. Tropical storm warnings and watches were in effect for the Bahamas and the Caicos islands and southeastern Turkey. Hurricane Earl does not threaten U.S. oil and gas installations in the Gulf of Mexico. Not directly affected PUERTO RICO

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