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Hurricane warnings issued as Tropical Storm Arthur grows
Hurricane warnings issued as Tropical Storm Arthur grows

A hurricane warning has been issued for large swaths of North Carolina as federal officials expect Tropical Storm Arthur to become a hurricane later Wednesday or Thursday. Local officials issued a a mandatory evacuation order Wednesday for residents and visitors on Hatteras Island, a small barrier island off the state's north coast. Dare County officials told people to evacuate during daylight hours on Thursday "before the effects of Tropical Storm Arthur begin to bring high winds, rough seas, dangerous rip currents, and the potential for water and sand overwash on NC Highway 12." North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency earlier Wednesday for coastal counties as...

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