飓风伯爵正逼近美国东海岸
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Hurricane Earl is heading for the US east coast after causing power cuts and heavy rain across the eastern Caribbean.

飓风伯爵正在向美国东海岸挺近,它已经造成东加勒比海地区供电中断与暴雨。

Earl will bring high winds and heavy rain to parts of the US east coast even if it stays <a href=offshore1" src="http://www.enread.com/upimg/allimg/100901/4_100901073012_1.jpg" width="304" height="171" />
Earl will bring high winds and heavy rain to parts of the US east coast even if it stays offshore

The category-four storm is generating sustained(持续的,持久的) winds of 215km/h (135mph).

A hurricane watch has been issued for most of the North Carolina coastline just ahead of the Labor2 Day weekend.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) has warned people along the eastern seaboard(海滨,海岸线) to prepare for evacuations(疏散,撤离) .

On Tuesday, Earl kept east of the Turks and Caicos Islands, where a tropical storm warning had been issued.

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami say they expect the hurricane to turn north and then run parallel to the US east coast.

They said it was too early to tell how close it might come to land, but that they expect Earl to bring high winds and heavy rains to North Carolina's Outer Banks by late Thursday or early Friday even if it stays offshore.

The hurricane could then travel up the coast on the following days, affecting coastal3 regions from the Carolinas all the way north to Maine and wrecking4(失事,遇难) the plans of holiday makers5 who like to spend the Labor Day holiday weekend at the beach.

Hurricane force

Forecasters said they expect Earl to intensify6 without reaching category five-strength.

The hurricane would be capable of causing storm surges and "catastrophic" damage if it hits land.

"We're just telling everybody to keep their eyes on the track and just keep checking back," NHC meteorologist(气象学者) Barry Baxter said.

Fema also asked people to keep alert to the path of the hurricane and to be prepared for possible evacuations.

"The most important thing for people living in Earl's potential tract7 to do is to listen to and follow the instructions of their local officials, including evacuation instructions if they are given," Fema Administrator8 Craig Fugate said.

On Monday, the hurricane battered9(连续猛击,磨损) the northeastern Caribbean islands and Puerto Rico, causing power cuts and flooding.

Earl is being closely followed by Tropical Storm Fiona, currently east of the Leeward10 Isles11 with winds of up to 65km/h.



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1 offshore FIux8     
adj.海面的,吹向海面的;adv.向海面
参考例句:
  • A big program of oil exploration has begun offshore.一个大规模的石油勘探计划正在近海展开。
  • A gentle current carried them slowly offshore.和缓的潮流慢慢地把他们带离了海岸。
2 labor P9Tzs     
n.劳动,努力,工作,劳工;分娩;vi.劳动,努力,苦干;vt.详细分析;麻烦
参考例句:
  • We are never late in satisfying him for his labor.我们从不延误付给他劳动报酬。
  • He was completely spent after two weeks of hard labor.艰苦劳动两周后,他已经疲惫不堪了。
3 coastal WWiyh     
adj.海岸的,沿海的,沿岸的
参考例句:
  • The ocean waves are slowly eating away the coastal rocks.大海的波浪慢慢地侵蚀着岸边的岩石。
  • This country will fortify the coastal areas.该国将加强沿海地区的防御。
4 wrecking 569d12118e0563e68cd62a97c094afbd     
破坏
参考例句:
  • He teed off on his son for wrecking the car. 他严厉训斥他儿子毁坏了汽车。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Instead of wrecking the valley, the waters are put to use making electricity. 现在河水不但不在流域内肆疟,反而被人们用来生产电力。 来自辞典例句
5 makers 22a4efff03ac42c1785d09a48313d352     
n.制造者,制造商(maker的复数形式)
参考例句:
  • The makers of the product assured us that there had been no sacrifice of quality. 这一产品的制造商向我们保证说他们没有牺牲质量。
  • The makers are about to launch out a new product. 制造商们马上要生产一种新产品。 来自《简明英汉词典》
6 intensify S5Pxe     
vt.加强;变强;加剧
参考例句:
  • We must intensify our educational work among our own troops.我们必须加强自己部队的教育工作。
  • They were ordered to intensify their patrols to protect our air space.他们奉命加强巡逻,保卫我国的领空。
7 tract iJxz4     
n.传单,小册子,大片(土地或森林)
参考例句:
  • He owns a large tract of forest.他拥有一大片森林。
  • He wrote a tract on this subject.他曾对此写了一篇短文。
8 administrator SJeyZ     
n.经营管理者,行政官员
参考例句:
  • The role of administrator absorbed much of Ben's energy.行政职务耗掉本很多精力。
  • He has proved himself capable as administrator.他表现出管理才能。
9 battered NyezEM     
adj.磨损的;v.连续猛击;磨损
参考例句:
  • He drove up in a battered old car.他开着一辆又老又破的旧车。
  • The world was brutally battered but it survived.这个世界遭受了惨重的创伤,但它还是生存下来了。
10 leeward 79GzC     
adj.背风的;下风的
参考例句:
  • The trees all listed to leeward.树木统统向下风方向倾。
  • We steered a course to leeward.我们向下风航驶。
11 isles 4c841d3b2d643e7e26f4a3932a4a886a     
岛( isle的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • the geology of the British Isles 不列颠群岛的地质
  • The boat left for the isles. 小船驶向那些小岛。
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