Latest Hurricane Earl Stories

2010-09-04 12:25:00

NASA completed a historic day for its hurricane research on Thursday as it put the Global Hawk over Earl, marking the first time the unmanned drone flew over a fully formed hurricane.The Global Hawk also flew in concert with NASA's DC-8 during the DC-8's fourth and final research flight to Earl. Both planes are outfitted with a suite of highly advanced instruments that scientists hope will bring new insight into how hurricanes form and intensify.Thursday marked the first day of the Genesis...

2010-09-04 12:00:00

A weakened Tropical Storm Earl brushed Nantucket and the outer regions of Cape Cod early Saturday and did little damage as it raced northeast toward Nova Scotia, leaving coastal homeowners and vacationers to breathe a sigh of relief as the Holiday weekend got underway.As Earl moved past New Jersey, its eye was about 200 miles offshore, producing only heavy rain and minimal gusts as it passed.The fearsome Category 4 hurricane of days earlier continuously weakened as it sideswiped the eastern...

2010-09-03 15:31:00

BIRMINGHAM, Mich., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- BELFOR, the world's leading disaster recovery and property restoration company, is on the ground and prepared to restore the East Coast in the wake of Hurricane Earl. With more than 20 offices in the projected path of the storm, BELFOR is poised to deploy teams of recovery and restoration specialists, equipment and a large network of highly skilled professionals to pick up the pieces after this storm. "Now more than ever, coastal residents know...

2010-09-03 14:42:54

NASA satellites and the International Space Station are keeping eyes on Hurricane Earl as it heads for New England. Watches and Warnings are posted in the U.S. northeast. Having felt the effects of both increasing wind shear and cooler waters, Hurricane Earl weakened to a Category 2 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale with winds still powerful at 90 knots (104 mph) as it neared the North Carolina coast. It was at this time that the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite captured...

2010-09-03 11:09:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Public power utilities monitored the progress of Hurricane Earl throughout the week and were prepared to quickly respond to any outages and are pleased to announce that none were experienced. When storms advance NC Public Power communities work together to restore power as quickly as possible using the Emergency Assistance Program. The Emergency Assistance Program was activated several days ago in anticipation of the storm. For a complete...

2010-09-03 09:10:55

Hurricane Earl, currently a Category Two storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale with maximum sustained winds of 100 knots (115 miles per hour), continues to push relentlessly toward the U.S. East Coast, and NASA scientists, instruments and spacecraft are busy studying the storm from the air and space. Three NASA aircraft carrying 15 instruments are busy criss-crossing Earl as part of the agency's Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes mission, or GRIP, which continues through Sept. 30. GRIP...

2010-09-03 09:05:45

Hurricane Earl lashed the North Carolina coast last night and this morning, September 3, and is now headed for Cape Cod, Massachusetts. This morning's image from the GOES-13 satellite saw Hurricane Earl's clouds covering most of the northeastern U.S. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite known as GOES-13 captured an image of Hurricane Earl at 7:32 a.m. EDT this morning, September 3. The image clearly showed a huge Hurricane Earl northeast of North Carolina with cloud cover...

2010-09-02 18:00:00

Hurricane Earl is still a powerful category four hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Scale as it approaches the North Carolina coast today. NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite observed the high rates rain was falling within Earl, in some areas more than 2 inches per hour. Today, the Global Hawk unmanned aircraft is also flying into the eye of Hurricane Earl at altitudes of 60,000 feet to gather information about the storm. Hurricane Earl became the most powerful hurricane...

2010-09-02 11:09:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hurricane Earl, which is expected to churn close to the North Carolina Outer Banks during the overnight/early morning hours between Thursday and Friday, is approaching as a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 145 mph. North Carolina's electric cooperative line crews, as well as crews from Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee stand ready to respond quickly to power outages that occur as a result of Hurricane Earl. With sustained winds at...

2010-09-02 12:35:00

Hurricane Earl continues to churn in the Atlantic as it closed in on the US eastern seaboard Thursday, causing tens of thousands of people to flee North Carolina's barrier islands to avoid the dangerous winds and surf. Earl, the strongest Atlantic storm of 2010, was expected to not make landfall as it barrels up the east coast beginning late Thursday. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) predicted the storm will produce hurricane strength winds as far as 90 miles from the eye of the...

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