Evacuation order expanded ahead of Earl

A second county along North Carolina's Outer Banks orders evacuation

Published September 1, 2010 12:58PM (EDT)

A second North Carolina county has ordered the evacuation of people on an Outer Banks island ahead of Hurricane Earl.

Dare County officials on Wednesday morning ordered the evacuation of visitors on Hatteras Island. Officials worry that high waves could wash over N.C. Highway 12, the principle road along the Outer Banks.

Officials say they are monitoring the storm before deciding whether to evacuate other parts of the county.

Earl weakened to a Category 3 hurricane early Wednesday as it whipped across the Caribbean with winds near 125 mph.


By Associated Press

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