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Tropical Storm Earl forms; Hurricane Danielle heads toward Bermuda

Posted August 24, 2010
Updated August 26, 2010

— Hurricane Danielle is getting a little stronger in the open Atlantic as it heads toward Bermuda.

Danielle’s maximum sustained winds increased Thursday to 105 mph (165 kph) and additional strengthening is expected.

Danielle is located about 860 miles (1,385 kilometers) southeast of Bermuda and moving northwest near 16 mph (26 kph).

Farther east in the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Earl is also getting stronger and now has maximum sustained winds near 45 mph (75 kph). Forecasters expect Earl to become a hurricane either late Friday or early Saturday.

In the Pacific off Mexico’s coast, Hurricane Frank is expected to get stronger later in the day but then start gradually weakening Friday as it moves over cooler waters.

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  • tobywilliamson58 Aug 26, 2010

    yada, yada, yada!!!

  • maeveduir Aug 26, 2010

    I wish they had named it Eliot, not earl. it would have been cool (when it was a tropical storm) to see T.S. Eliot on the TV.

  • Sweet Tiffyhog Aug 26, 2010

    I lived in Wilmington during Fran and we drove to the south end of Topsail Beach a couple of days later.... Lots of damage..and to think we almost came to Durham to stay with relatives to get away from Fran and she went right up Hwy 40!!

  • TarHeel4Real Aug 26, 2010

    But it does seem they have been way off with the predictions for major hurricanes to hit the US the last couple of years.

  • TarHeel4Real Aug 26, 2010

    It's just hard to get scared of a hurricane named Earl.

  • unclegrits Aug 26, 2010

    "everyone complaining about the sensationalization"

    Even if they don't hit our coast they are still a big deal. 214 people were pulled from the water at Wrightsville beach from TS Colin. If it were not from the lifegurads many would have died.

  • busyb97 Aug 26, 2010

    everyone complaining about the sensationalization of these storms and what they MIGHT do, are going to be the same ones who complain about how they can't get their milk, eggs, bread, and beer at the grocery store the day before it's going to make landfall on our coastline. :) Hey- I'd rather know the POSSIBILITY exists of a storm, so I can watch its forecast, stock up on any supplies I may be low on- versus having to do all of that the last hour when everyone else wakes up.

    And remember- how many people move into our state each year who have NEVER experienced it. I've been here almost 13 yrs...came the year after Fran. We saw the destruction in many areas even then....but we haven't really had to deal with much of a storm. A few with lots of rain (don't remember the name)- but nothing serious. (Ice storm was worst thing we have dealt with thankfully.)

    So, may seem like overkill to you, but if it makes someone aware & saves a life, it's worth it, yes?

  • Adelinthe Aug 25, 2010

    Bad news comes in threes.

    ;o)

    Praying for anyone in the paths of these storms.

    Praying for God to still the waters, if it is His will.

    God bless.

    RB

  • oldrebel Aug 25, 2010

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw7gNf_9njs&feature=av2e

  • cbarnett Aug 25, 2010

    NOW it's three!

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