Hurricane Earl Moves To East Coast Of U.S.

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Hurricane Earl a category 4 storm brushed past Puerto Rico and headed for the East coast of United States this Monday. Its gush goes up to 215 kilometers an hour. According to the US National Hurricane Center, a category 4 storm implies that catastrophic damage may occur as well as structural damages.

“There is a very high risk of injury or death to people, livestock, and pets due to flying and falling debris,” the center says on its website of a category four storm.

Earl was traveling west-northwest at 24 kilometers an hour, producing heavy rains and huge waves as it continued its arc past the Lesser Antilles. Early Monday the eye of the hurricane passed over the French islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy. The roads were blocked and the electric cables break down due to falling trees.

An estimated 3,500 people have no electricity in two islands. The French supplier EDF plans to send help from Martinique to fix down lines. 4,000 people also had no electricity in Guadeloupe. Due to strong winds people stayed at home and can’t go out. So far no casualties have been reported according to French Overseas Territories Minister Marie-Luce Penchard.

The US Hurricane Center made a warning that dangerous waves of a meter to a meter and a half will bash Puerto Rican coastline, and the rains from the storm will also bring 30 centimeters of precipitation on elevated areas causing dangerous flash floods and mudslides in the U.S. territory.

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