East Coast Prepares for Hurricane Earl

WARNs:
Please make contact with State agencies.

  • As of 02 Sep at 0915 EDT, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported Hurricane Earl was a Category 4 Hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 145 mph
  • Hurricane Earl is 410 miles south of Cape Hatteras, NC and is moving north-northwest at 18 mph
  • On the forecast track, the core of the hurricane will pass near the Outer Banks of North Carolina tonight, and approach southeastern New England on 3 Sep.
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Logistics reports Mobile Emergency Response Support (MERS) is being provided to NC
  • Severe weather caused by the approach of Hurricane Earl has led to the planned closure of the route used by some Northeast Regional trains in Virginia, specifically the Tidewater area to Newport News
  • Amtrak is working closely with CSX, the owner of the route in Virginia, and is continuing to monitor the hurricane as it moves along the Eastern Seaboard

Stay Informed: Hurricane Earl and Tropical Storms Fiona & Gaston FEMA is taking aggressive actions to prepare for the storm and is coordinating closely with state and local officials along the East Coast to help support their response as needed.  FEMA is also encouraging all East Coast residents to take steps now to prepare for possible severe weather in the coming days.

Information on what individuals and families can to prepare for an emergency, including flash flooding and other severe weather that frequently accompanies hurricanes, is available at http://www.ready.gov/.   A Spanish version of the website is available at http://www.listo.gov/.

To stay informed of the latest information from FEMA, visit our Hurricane Response and Recovery webpage for Hurricane Earl and Tropical Storms Fiona & Gaston at http://www.fema.gov/media/2010/2010_hurricanes.shtm

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