Hurricane Earl Batters the Caribbean and Puerto Rico

Well it the height of hurricane season Puerto Rico and the Caribbean is smashed by Hurricane Earl. Earl a powerful category 4 hurricane with sustained 122 mph.

Earl brought heavy rain, high winds,  damaging homes and business. The storm toppled trees, cause mudslides and flooding to Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, heading to West/Northwest at 14 mph. The storm is 105 miles Northwest of San Juan, PR.

Flights canceled, cruises re-routed away from the storm.National Hurricane Center in Miami, FL has issued an advisory for the coast of North Carolina including the Outer Banks to Maine on Earl.

“Any small shift in the track could dramatically alter whether it makes landfall or whether it remains over the open ocean,” said Wallace Hogsett, a meteorologist at the center. “I can’t urge enough to just stay tuned.”

Craig Fulgate, the head off FEMA( Federal Emergency Management Agency) says states along the East Coast should review contingency plans.

“It wouldn’t take much to have the storm come ashore somewhere on the coast,” Fugate said. “The message is for everyone to pay attention.”

AP via Yahoo News

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