North Carolina Homeowners Writers Fortunate in Bouts with Hurricane and Tropical Storms
By Joseph Petrelli
Earlier in 2010, Colorado State’s Tropical Meteorology Project forecasted eight hurricanes to emerge from fifteen named tropical storms in the Atlantic basin. Of those, four were forecasted to become major hurricanes. On August 29, Tropical Storm Earl was upgraded to a hurricane and reached Category 4 status. Hurricane Earl headed toward the eastern coast of the United States. As Hurricane Earl rampaged through the Caribbean, federal and state officials feared a hurricane reminiscent of 1991s Hurricane Bob and began preparing to evacuate areas of the coast.