ABC News 
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Hurricane Earl  is on a collision course with the East Coast and Americans from the Carolinas to Cape Cod are bracing for the worst hurricane to hit the area in almost 20 years.
The storm, now a powerful category 4, could hit them late Thursday and prompt evacuations .
While East Coast residents could feel Earl’s wrath within 48 hours, the hurricane has already torn through the Caribbean  with winds up to 135 miles per hour.
Strong winds flipped over an airplane and tore the roofs off homes in Puerto Rico.
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