Hurricane Earl: North Carolina and Virginia Declare States of Emergency as Evacuations Ordered

With Hurricane Earl barreling toward the East Coast, President Obama signed a disaster declaration late Wednesday night for North Carolina, clearing the way for federal aid to help supplement state and local efforts and resources. Earlier, both North Carolina and Virginia have declared states of emergency. Coastal residents from the Carolinas as far north as Cape Cod are on high alert for Earl, which returned to Category 4 strength this afternoon, packing maximum sustained winds of 135 mph. ...Full Story
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