This image provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration shows Hurricane Earl at 12:45 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. As of Wednesday night, Earl was a powerful Category 4 hurricane centered more than 520 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., with winds of 140 mph. (AP Photo/NASA)

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This image provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration shows Hurricane Earl at 12:45 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. As of Wednesday night, Earl was a powerful Category 4 hurricane centered more than 520 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., with winds of 140 mph. (AP Photo/NASA)