Hurricane Earl Expected to Hit Ocracoke IslandsBy Turjo, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
FLORIDA (GaeaTimes.com) — As the Hurricane Earl is slowly moving towards western Atlantic, Northern Carolina authorities have started evacuating Ocracoke islands via ferry. The National Hurricane Center has revised their projected path slightly to the west since yesterday, indicating that the Outer Banks of NC may experience strong hurricane force winds.
Ocracoke islands contains about 5,000 people during vacation seasons and is only accessible via waterways. Hence, if the hurricane gets close, it would be nearly impossible to leave that islands. Hence this early precautionary measures are taken.
Earl still remains a major hurricane this morning, moving north-west at about 16 miles per hour. By early Saturday morning it is expected to lie close to Cape Cod.
All the residents along the US East Coast have been requested to pay close attention to any changes made to the projected path over the next 24-48 hours.
Tags: Hurricane earl, National hurricane center, Northern Carolina, Ocracoke islands, Outer banks