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Earl's effects felt into Virginia

BUXTON, N.C. (AP) - First light reveals some flooding on the narrow vacation islands of North Carolina's Outer Banks after Hurricane Earl passed in the night.

One to two feet of water covered roadways in the community of Buxton on Cape Hatteras early today, pushing loose debris around including plywood, boards, a gas station ice cooler and a trash bin.

Several miles away, Nancy Scarborough of Hatteras also said she had about a foot of water underneath her stilted home.

Mark Van Sciver from the North Carolina Emergency Operations Center said teams were moving out to assess damage. No injuries have been reported but some power is out.

Earl's center passed east of Cape Hatteras early Friday with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph. It's on track for the Northeast coast.

The storm's powerful gusts and driving rains are being felt in southeastern Virginia.


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