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Hurricane Arthur makes landfall at Outer Banks

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 3, 2014 at 10:42 pm •  Published: July 3, 2014
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photo - Nicole Specht, and and Ryan Witman, pack their Honda CRV heading back home to Lancaster Pa., before dawn on Thursday, July 3, 2014, during a mandatory evacuation, in Rodanthe, N.C. Arthur strengthened to a hurricane early Thursday and threatened to give North Carolina a glancing blow on Independence Day, prompting a stream of vacationers and residents to head home from some parts of the state's popular but flood-prone Outer Banks. (AP Photo/Jerome Bailey Jr.)
Nicole Specht, and and Ryan Witman, pack their Honda CRV heading back home to Lancaster Pa., before dawn on Thursday, July 3, 2014, during a mandatory evacuation, in Rodanthe, N.C. Arthur strengthened to a hurricane early Thursday and threatened to give North Carolina a glancing blow on Independence Day, prompting a stream of vacationers and residents to head home from some parts of the state's popular but flood-prone Outer Banks. (AP Photo/Jerome Bailey Jr.)

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Arthur has made landfall near the southern end of North Carolina's Outer Banks.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Arthur reached land about 11:15 p.m. Thursday between Cape Lookout and Beaufort, North Carolina.

Arthur was a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph (155 kph).

The storm was located about 65 miles (105 kilometers) southwest of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. It was moving northeast at 18 mph (30 kph).

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