September 1st, 2010
11:26 AM ET

Hurricane Earl threatens East Coast

Hurricane Earl made its presence known Wednesday despite being hundreds of miles from the East Coast of the U.S., menacing swimmers with dangerous rip currents and large swells as forecasters expanded a hurricane watch northward from North Carolina into coastal Virginia.

Mandatory evacuation orders were issued for Ocracoke Island, on North Carolina's Outer Banks, and Cape Lookout National Seashore.

Dare County Emergency Management officials issued a mandatory evacuation order Wednesday for all visitors to Hatteras Island, effective immediately.


Filed under: Earth • Environment • North Carolina • U.S. • Uncategorized • Weather
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  1. cnnismyfrien

    you have meddled with the forces of nature....and you I getting through to you Mr. Beale?

    September 1, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bob Renaud

    Hope everyone uses common sense and is safe. If you are told to evacute then do it.. A barrier island is not a place to try to prove how brave you are during a hurricane. Once the winds go over 50 mph ferries stop and at that point you are s**t out of luck !

    September 1, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |