NU Online News Service, Aug. 31, 12:12 p.m. EDT

Hurricane Earl, now a Category 4 storm, hit the Caribbean and is expected to track close to the U.S. East Coast later this week as a major hurricane, according to reports.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said, “Given the track and the large area of tropical storm force winds, a hurricane watch will likely be required for a portion of the Mid-Atlantic coast later today.”

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