The 2010 tropical season was a busy one across the Atlantic Basin. The area includes the Atlantic Ocean, including the Gulf of Mexico. There were several hits in Central America and the Mexican coast just south of Brownsville, Texas. Elsewhere, there were several storms that came near the Atlantic Coast but eventually stayed offshore the United States. Hurricane Earl missed the North Carolina coast by around 60 miles but did cause hurricane force winds around Cape Hatteras. The storm eventually hit the Maritime Provinces in Canada. We were quite fortunate in eastern North Carolina as most of the storms stayed far south or veered east of our coastline. Overall, there have been 19 named storms for the season as of November 11, which is almost double the number we usually get. We were lucky in eastern North Carolina this season except for the heavy rainfall in late September from the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole,
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