Updated: 07/03/2014 11:07 PM KSTP.com
A car loaded down with bikes, kayaks and surfboards heads north on NC 12 through Buxton on Hatteras Island, N.C., at dawn on Thursday, July 3. The island is under a mandatory evacuation order because of approaching Hurricane Arthur.
Photo: Photo: AP/The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley
Kevin Taylor of Savannah, Ga., heads out to surf the waves on the north beach of Tybee Island as Hurricane Arthur makes its way up the East Coast, Thursday. The storm bypassed the Georgia coast as predicted, but forecasters warned of rip currents.
Photo: Photo: AP/Stephen B. Morton
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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