Category 4 Hurricane Earl Moving Away From Puerto Rico

August 30, 2010; 4:05 AM ET
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As of 7:00 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Hurricane Earl was located about 150 miles north-northwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Reports came flooding out of St. Thomas of power outages, cable and internet going down, and palm trees bending in the wind on Monday. Heavy rain fell across central Puerto Rico with rates up to 2 inches per hour in the heaviest rain bands. Flash flooding occurred in eastern Puerto Rico, while winds picked up across the island.

Latest Stats on Hurricane Earl:

Category: 4

Winds: 135 mph sustained

Movement: WNW at 13 mph

Pressure: 931 mb

Following flooding rain and tropical storm-force winds in Puerto Rico Monday night, conditions will slowly improve today.

Highest Wind Reports as of 7:00 a.m. EDT Tuesday:

St. Martin - 88 mph

St. Thomas - 69 mph

San Juan - 45 mph

Storm Total Rainfall Reports:

St. Croix - 1.17"

St. Thomas - 3.02"

San Juan - 3.82"

There were numerous reports of power outages and flooding in St. Martin Monday.

Latest Radar from Puerto Rico:


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