September 3 - Hurricane Earl

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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... Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images