Hurricane Earl threatens the East Coast on Labor Day weekend
Monthly Archive for September, 2010
By Mark Pratt Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — The projected path of Hurricane Earl shifted closer to the island of Nantucket on Thursday as the storm weakened slightly but still threatened the New England coast, where officials were wary of a further turn west. “We’re preparing for the worst,” said Nantucket’s assistant town manager Gregg Read More
National Weather Service meteorologist Hal Austin said the eye of the hurricane was expected to get as close as 55 miles east of the Outer Banks about 2 a.m. Friday. The coast is expected to be lashed by hurricane-force winds for a couple of hours with a storm surge of up to 5 feet and waves 18 feet high.
MIAMI (AP) — Earl passing just east of NC’s Outer Banks; new tropical storm warnings out for New England.
red sky in the morning, sailor’s warning.” as the saying goes. Three sailboats catch the delight and the wind off the coast of Greenwich, Conn., under a setting sun, Thursday evening, Sept. 2, 2010. Forecasting models have Hurricane Earl heading out to sea and away from the Tri-State area on Friday. Obviously any change the Read More
MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Hurricane Earl has weakened to a Category 2 storm though they warn it is still powerful as it heads toward North Carolina and the Eastern Seaboard. The National Hurricane Center says Earl’s winds are now at about 110 mph and could weaken further. Still, the coast is expected to be Read More
Associated Press – The last ferry left for the mainland and coastal residents hunkered down at home as Hurricane Earl closed in with 115 mph winds Thursday on North Carolina’s dangerously exposed Outer Banks, the first and potentially most destructive stop on the storm’s projected journey up the Eastern Seaboard. Earl’s arrival could mark the Read More
By Neil Vigdor Staff Writer Hurricane or tropical storm — nuances don’t matter too much when you make your livelihood on the water. Not for Bill Biebel, a broker for Cos Cob-based Southpaw Yacht Sales, who spent the better part of Thursday removing several boats from the water and tying down the rest with Hurricane Read More
Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that seven state park campgrounds in southeastern Connecticut will close at noon Friday morning until noon Saturday to protect campers from strong winds and heavy rains expected from Hurricane Earl. “We know that many families are looking forward to marking the end of summer by camping at one of Read More
Our newsrooms have been busy covering all things Earl throughout the day. As it stands right now, Earl is a Category 3 hurricane off the coast of North Carolina and is expected to start impacting our area around Friday afternoon. For our readers in New Haven county, as you probably realize, you’re already in a tropical Read More
Do you have memories of previous hurricanes and tropical storms that have hit Connecticut in years past? Maybe you lost power in Hurricane Bob, or maybe you even remember the storm pictured above from 1938. Share your storm memories below!