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Hurricane Arthur:Tourists evacuated – Hatteras Island, North Carolina

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Summer in the US East Coast State of North Carolina is all about salt air, flip flops and total relaxation. Tonight is a different night for tourism in North Carolina.

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Summer in the US East Coast State of North Carolina is all about salt air, flip flops and total relaxation. Tonight is a different night for tourism in North Carolina.

The Atlantic Hurricane Arthur made landfall in North Carolina as a Category 2 Hurricane.

Tourists were told to leave Hatteras Island as of Thursday morning; evacuations are optional for residents. An optional evacuation order is in place for the Outer Banks’ Ocracoke Island. But officials are urging everyone on the coast to be cautious.

Arthur is packing maximum sustained winds of 100 mph and continues to threaten parts of the North Carolina coast.

The Weather center issued a hurricane warning from Surf City, N.C., to the Virginia/North Carolina border, meaning the storm is expected within that area. The watch region also includes large bodies of water such as Pamlico Sound, near the Outer Banks, and Eastern Albemarle Sound, near Kitty Hawk.

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