FEMA: U.S. Evacuations May Be Required for Hurricane Earl | NECN

FEMA: U.S. Evacuations May Be Required for Hurricane Earl

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    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Federal officials say evacuations may be
    required in the U.S. if Hurricane Earl tracks too close to the East
    Coast.


    Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Craig Fugate
    said Tuesday that people along the eastern seaboard should be
    prepared in case evacuations are necessary later this week.

    Officials will be closely monitoring the movement of the
    Category 4 storm to determine which parts of the coast will face
    the greatest impact. It's too early to tell right now what those
    might be.

    Earl is forecast to potentially brush North Carolina late
    Thursday before running parallel to land up the East Coast on
    Friday and Saturday.

    FEMA already has teams deployed in the Virgin Islands, Puerto
    Rico and North Carolina. It has advance teams prepared to work with
    other states up the coast.

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