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Sources: http://www.cnn.com 3rd September 2010
North Carolina’s Governor, Bev Perdue, has stated that her state has ‘dodged the bullet’ as hurricane Earl continued northwards having inflicted little damage upon the state. High winds and large waves buffeted North Carolina’s coast earlier today. However no injuries have been reported and structural damage appears to be minimal. The news will be welcome to more northern regions such as New York and New England who are next in line to be hit. Earl has now been downgraded from a Category 4 storm a couple of days ago to a Category 1 as winds dropped to 85 mph. The storm is moving North-Northeast at a pace of 23 mph. Although there are signs that hurricane Earl is dissipating (the eye has now collapsed according to CNN meteorologist Reynolds Wolf), residents of Cape Cod have been warned to be careful. No official evacuation has been ordered but one Sheriff’s Office (Barnstable County) has told people living in low-lying areas to leave their homes for the duration of the storm.