Hurricane Earl Forecast: 2010 Hurricane Earl Update
Hurricane Earl Forecast: 2010 Hurricane Earl Update – After making landfall, Hurricane Earl’s sustained winds are now sitting at 85 miles per hour, making the storm a Category 1 storm. Now, the storm is heading towards Nantucket and Cape Cod. Forecasters have said that the worst of the storm will remain out over the open waters of the Atlantic, sparing the popular vacation spots.
Despite the fact that the cyclone has been downgraded to a Category 1 storm, it is still considered to be very large. At one point, it was a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 145 miles per hour. Some experts have predicted that the storm will have weakened to below hurricane level, making it a tropical storm by the time it hits Nantucket.
A number of businesses in the area prepared for the coming storm by boarding up windows and closing shop. Despite the fact that the storm is not as powerful as it once was, forecasters have warned that the storm is dangerous and could still uproot weakened trees and knock out power. So far, the storm has not caused any causalities.
There has been very little damage reported since the storm made landfall, mostly because it tapered off quickly soon after reaching land. The area is still under a hurricane warning, but some of the previously planned evacuations have been canceled and instead residents have been asked to remain inside during the storm. The storm is currently scheduled to reach the Nantucket area at mid tide, which will weaken the effect that the storm has on the region.
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