Hurricane Earl September 2: Evacuations, Path, Tracking Earl
Hurricane Earl Has Been Downgraded to a Category 3 Hurricane But Evacuations Still in Place For Dare County, Including Residents of South Nags Head and Hatteras Island
Hurricane Earl has maximum sustained winds of 115mph and is currently moving north at 18 mph.
According to the National Hurricane Center, a Hurricane Warning has been issued for:
- Coast of Massachusetts from Westport eastward around Cape Cod to Hull, including Marthas Vineyard and Nantucket Island
- Bogue Inlet in North Carolina northeastward to the North Carolina / Virginia border including the Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds
A Hurricane Watch is currently in effect for:
- North of the North Carolina / Virginia border to Cape Henlopen in Delaware
A Tropical Storm warning is in effect for:
- Cape Fear to West of Bogue Inlet in North Carolina
- North of the North Carolina / Virginia Border to Sandy Hook New Jersey, including Delaware Bay South of Slaughter Beach and the Chesapeake Bay sough of New Point Comfort.
- The Eastern portion of Long Island New York from Fire Island Inlet to Port Jefferson Harbor.
- New Haven Connecticut to west of Westport Massachusetts including Block Island
A Tropical Storm watch is currently in effect for:
- North of Hull Massachusetts to Eastport Maine
- The coast of Nova Scotia from Port Maitland to Medway Harbor
- The coast of Long Island west of Fire Island Inlet and Port Jefferson Harbor
No significant change is expected for Hurricane Earl on Thursday but it should start to weaken on Friday.
As of 8 a.m., the center of Earl was located about 355 miles (570 kilometers) south of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and about 820 miles (1,320 kilometers) south-southwest of Nantucket, Massachusetts. It was heading north-northwest at about 18 mph (30 kph).
President Obama signed a disaster declaration for North Carolina on Wednesday evening as the storm is expected to pass close to the Outer Banks on Thursday night.
"Residents along the oceanfront are advised to relocate due to coastal flooding and ocean overwash that will occur," the county said in a statement.
Hurricane Earl is currently bigger than the state of California.
Hurricane Earl projected path September 2: