Hurricane Earl Impacts The East Coast
September 2, 2010 at 7:01 AM (PT)
Hurricane EARL is the major topic of conversation along the EAST COAST, with the latest reports having the storm bearing down on NORTH CAROLINA with winds of 145 miles per hour.
"On the track that we’re forecasting, there will be a significant impact to THE OUTER BANKS," TODD KIMBERLAIN, NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE hurricane specialist told BLOOMBERG NEWS. "They have less than 24 hours before the arrival of hurricane conditions. There isn’t a whole lot more time, and conditions are going to deteriorate throughout the day."
Follow the storm on the NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE website here.
ENTERCOM Top 40/Rhythmic WNVZ (Z104)/NORFOLK PD TIAS SCHUSTER told ALL ACCESS, "as a Rhythmic station we know that we’re not the automatic go-to station. Soooooo ... we do what we can. Thus far it is still uncertain of the damage that we’ll get. The market veterans have the mindset that we will be just fine. Me, I just bought a house on the CHESAPEAKE BAY and can you say, 'I’m glad I got that Ensure-ants thang.'
"How are we are keeping listeners informed? We have teamed with local TV stations to put audio on the air twice an hour from a meteorologist. All of our station have the obvious info on our websites. We are using our iPHONE Apps too. Our App allows us to have slides that rotate; one of which is a Red Cross logo that is clickable to a page on our website that is just raw data. I have noticed a drastic increase of downloads since we went on-air with that."
SUNRISE BROADCASTING/WILMINGTON, N.C. OM/PD DAN BINDER said, "It doesn’t look like WILMINGTON proper is going to be affected much. Maybe gusts to 40 mph, so it’s a non-event here. Still a little early yet but we are giving listeners updates two times per hour at this point unless things get crazy."