Hurricane Arthur Makes Landfall Over North Carolina Coast, Eye Moves Over Southern Pamlico Sound

Hurricane Arthur made landfall at the southern end of North Carolina’s Outer Banks Thursday night, forcing thousands of vacationers in the state to scrap their Independence Day plans amid evacuation orders.

The first hurricane of the Atlantic season crossed the coast near Cape Lookout with maximum sustained winds of 100 miles per hour, or mph, while the eye of the hurricane was moving up the west side of Pamlico Sound, the largest lagoon along the U.S. east coast, according to the National Hurricane Center, or NHC. Hurricane conditions are reportedly spreading northeast at a speed of 18 mph along the Outer Bank, which reportedly has a population of about 57,000.Read More….

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