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This satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Earl taken at 3:15 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 3, 2010. National Weather Service meterologist Jeremy Schulz said early Friday morning that rain bands stretched about 140 miles inland in North Carolina and up to the southern tip of the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia. Sustained winds of about 30 mph were whipping the North Carolina coast. (AP Photo/NOAA)

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