Indirectly contributed to catastrophic record breaking flooding in South America (Columbia and Venezuela, particularly) which killed an estimated (could be more) 896 and $87 billion USD in damage. Struck Honduras as a strong tropical storm, causing significant flooding damage amounting up to $872 million USD and 14 deaths.
Caused a total of over $56 billion and 98 deaths with areas such as Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Cuba and Louisiana receiving the worst. Earl brushed Puerto Rico as a category three (leaving behind $2 billion and 24 deaths), struck Jamaica as category four ($19 billion and 31 deaths), struck Cuba as category three ($14 billion and 11 deaths) then finally hit Louisiana as a lower end category three ($21 billion and 29 deaths from a destructive storm surge). An additional 3 deaths was reported elsewhere (2 in the Florida Keys, 1 in Texas).
Struck the Yucatan as a category one, causing moderate damage amounting up to $420 million USD and 5 deaths. Intensified into a peak of category four over the Bay Of Campache and struck NE Mexico as high end category three (could be upgraded to a four), delivering severe damage amounting up to $8.9 billion USD and 67 deaths. Tropical storm force winds were spread into South Texas, where an additional $98 million in damage and 2 deaths had occurred. A total of 74 deaths and $9.4 billion USD had been reported.
Peaked as a category five and passed halfway between North Carolina and Bermuda as a category four bringing high surf and minor coastal flooding damage amounting up to $83 million in both shores (one person drowned off each shores) then struck Newfoundland as a high end category one, causing significant damage estimated over $792 million along with 3 deaths. A total of 5 deaths and $875 million in damage had been reported.