"Hurricane Arthur Heads for North Carolina"

"Tropical Storm Arthur has strengthened into a hurricane taking aim at North Carolina's Outer Banks, a thin ribbon of barrier islands and popular vacation spot, before the Fourth of July holiday.

Dare County, N.C., officials said a mandatory evacuation of Hatteras Island along the Outer Banks would begin at 5 a.m. Thursday. After that time, no one will be allowed on the island.

Hurricane Arthur has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and is expected to reach the Outer Banks sometime Thursday night, the Nation Hurricane Center reported."

USA TODAY had the story July 3, 2014.


"NC Coast Prepares for Arthur's Hurricane Winds; Evacuations Ordered" (The State)

"New Storm Surge Maps Debut With TS Arthur" (Climate Dentral)

"Hurricane Arthur: Where Is the Storm Headed?" (Christian Science Monitor)

"Arthur Strengthens Into A Hurricane, Hatteras Island Orders Evacuation" (NPR)

Source: USA TODAY, 07/03/2014