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Hurricane Arthur makes landfall at Cape Lookout, N.C.
Hurricane Arthur makes landfall at Cape Lookout, N.C.

Wielding 100-mph winds and punishing rain, Hurricane Arthur made landfall late Thursday at Cape Lookout, N.C., threatening severe flooding and wind damage as it disrupted the July 4 holiday for a quarter-million beachgoers. The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season came ashore about 11:15 p.m., the National Weather Service said, moving northeast at 18 mph. By midnight, it had reached the Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge and was about 50 miles from Cape Hatteras. The weather service warned of widespread flooding, “large and damaging waves,” and a storm surge of 3 to 5 feet in North Carolina. Thousands of tourists packed up and left the fragile Outer Banks...

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