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(CNN) - The menace of Hurricane Earl comes at a bad time for any of the vacation-starved Americans who are heading to parts of the East Coast this Labor Day weekend.
Visions of a worry-free last holiday break of the summer have given way to concerns about powerful winds and relentless rain, at least through Friday.
"It's terrible timing for Labor Day," said CNN meteorologist Angela Fritz. "It's not going to be nice vacation weather anywhere from South Carolina up through Maine."
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