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