September 3 - Hurricane Earl

On September 3, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST0000253" title="Hurricane Earl (2010)" href="/topic/disasters-accidents/meteorological-disasters/hurricanes-tropical-storms/hurricane-earl-%282010%29-EVHST0000253.topic">Hurricane Earl</a> reached its closest point to the U.S. shore, coming within 90 miles of Cape <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100904010400" title="Hatteras" href="/topic/us/north-carolina/dare-county/avon-%28dare-north-carolina%29/hatteras-PLGEO100100904010400.topic">Hatteras</a>, North Carolina.  The one time Category 4 storm forced island evacuations, and prompted the federal government to send assistance to the area.  However the power of the storm was never realized.  As the hurricane spun up the coast it's major impact was rain, which canceled sporting events, and caused some flooding.

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On September 3, Hurricane Earl reached its closest point to the U.S. shore, coming within 90 miles of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. The one time Category 4 storm forced island evacuations, and prompted the federal government to send assistance to the area. However the power of the storm was never realized. As the hurricane spun up the coast it's major impact was rain, which canceled sporting events, and caused some flooding.

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