Tropical Storm Warning Issued For Long Island
A tropical storm warning has been issued for New York's Long Island coast as Hurricane Earl barrels toward the Eastern Seaboard.

In addition, a hurricane watch was issued Thursday for areas of Massachusetts.

Farther south, tourists are largely gone from North Carolina's Outer Banks, but those resolute residents who stayed behind say they're prepared to potentially face down the most powerful hurricane to threaten the coast in years.

Earl has maximum sustained winds near 145 mph and is located about 410 miles south of Cape Hatteras, N.C., and moving north-northwest near 18 mph.

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