September 1st, 2010
09:44 PM ET

Evacuations Ahead of Hurricane Earl: Join the Live Chat

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We've got breaking news on Hurricane Earl, which is tracking toward North Carolina today as a massive category four storm. Several communities are facing mandatory evacuations. Earl is threatening Labor Day weekend plans from the Carolinas to Maine. There's also breaking news out of Maryland where authorities continue to search the headquarters of the Discovery Channel, looking for possible explosives. That's after a gunman took hostage. Police shot and killed the man. We'll have the latest developments.

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

Here are some of them:

1) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book")
2) Don't write in ALL CAPS (there's no need to yell)
3) Use your real name (first name only is fine)
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5) Watch your language (keep it G-rated; PG at worst - and that includes $#&*)

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soundoff (185 Responses)
  1. Paul - Ga.

    Good Night! Great Show!

    September 1, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  2. David, Indiana

    There are so many possible problems to Middle East peace agreement that starting the process agains seems the only way keep any level of security.

    Thank you for saying that Anderson, I am wishing Michael Douglas the best too.

    Good night everyone.

    September 1, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Libby

    Good night everyone! And to Megan who loves Grey's Anatomy, I'll have to watch it sometime.. just for you. 😀 Thank you for all the great updates on the hurricane Chad!

    September 1, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Chi

    Good night AC and AC360 🙂

    September 1, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Kenya

    Stay safe East Coast!
    Goodnight Mr. Cooper, Team 360, Megan, moderators, everyone. I've been very entertained by tonight's show.

    September 1, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  6. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Good night Anderson, and bloggers Emily, Mike, Nancy, And Megan

    September 1, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Sandra

    Thanks for the dancing dawg and the smile before bedtime.

    September 1, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  8. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone!

    September 1, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I wish Michael Douglas the best. I look forward to his return as Gordon Gekko in "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps".

    September 1, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    I liked the dog dance, Anderson!

    September 1, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  11. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Hi Emily!!!!
    Nice see you so late!!!!!!! I agree yours.... 🙂
    Good night Anderson, Megan, Joe, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, (Danie), Lori, (Adelaide), Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, Casey, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha,others and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    See you later Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!
    Day of the shot with Dog dances and Conan with cute Anderson his red hair Yay!! Awwww! Awesome shot, LOL So funny Anderson, Thanks Anderson!!!!!!! HUGS!
    See you later!!!!!!!!

    September 1, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  12. Heather - Spokane, WA

    That poor dog! That really is troubling!

    Have a good night all

    September 1, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  13. Emily

    That was a great Shot! Thanks for the smile! 🙂

    Anderson, when are we going to see you dancing?

    Have a great night. 🙂

    September 1, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  14. Karen, MN

    Love the dancing dog! Good Night.

    September 1, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  15. Lori, CA

    Good night! Sweet dreams!

    September 1, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  16. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    How cute! A new candidate for "Dancing With the Stars"!

    September 1, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  17. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Goodnight AC360 and fellow bloggers.
    Good show tonight Anderson.

    Hope everyone stays safe and follow the hurricane warnings.

    Aww,,,cute doggy dance.

    September 1, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  18. Camrin Rae

    How is Antigua? Is another hurricane expected? Did Earl leave much damage? Thanks...

    September 1, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  19. joanne

    I have watched all the local news in my area about the hurricane. I am in fact glued to television. We are only getting hurricane watches. I am not sure this area in Va. can be evacuated in a short time. In the meanwhile my nerves are on edge. Come on weather channel, give us some information.

    September 1, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  20. Lori, CA

    That is a really cute video

    September 1, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  21. Libby

    Too funny Conan O'Brien! Wanting to change his show to "Anderson Cooper 360" ..Sorry Conan, the names been taken! 😀

    September 1, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  22. Kenya

    I have much respect for Michael Douglas. A great actor. I wish him well. Please never dye yor hair red Mr. Cooper!

    September 1, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  23. Emily

    That was great to see that person ringing the Bell of the Stock Exchange!
    (with such enthusiasm). I'd love to do that!

    September 1, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  24. Renee

    The new 360 bulletin lady seems like fun!

    September 1, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  25. Karen, MN

    Sad to hear Micheal Douglas go through cancer treatment. My sister has cancer and it isn't an easy process.

    September 1, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  26. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    So shocked to hear how advanced Michael Douglas' cancer is. The audience including me gasped when he announced that on David Letterman. My prayers go out to him.

    Great blog tonight. I'm sure there will further discussions on bullying in the future.

    Hope everyone has a great evening!

    September 1, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  27. Lori, CA

    Anderson looks great as a red head.

    September 1, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  28. Heather - Spokane, WA

    I like Michael Doulglas' attitude towards his cancer, having that attitude will help out alot with his treatment! Bless him

    September 1, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  29. Chi

    Re Bulletin: Guess you really like Isha. I do, too. Hope you guys have great time on AC360 🙂

    September 1, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  30. Sharon Hastings

    Wow. Those storms are just lined up there like parts of a freight train. Stay safe everyone. Watch your local news and weather and do what they tell you to do. Better safe than sorry. If you take precautions and it doesn't come, great. But if you don't and it does come your way, not good at all.

    September 1, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  31. lisal -canada

    here's hoping earl doesn't cause too much damage this weekend.

    September 1, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  32. Emily

    @Jo Ann,

    I joined all of you just as the miners were singing on TV! I couldn't believe how well positive they sounded!

    September 1, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  33. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Thanks all! Great show as always. You are all the best! XO

    September 1, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  34. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    It might be over by the week-end but how about electricity and damage and as Greg Myers said, rip currents. It's a wash!

    September 1, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  35. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Amazing satilite pictures of this hurricane.

    September 1, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
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