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Hurricane Arthur expected to became Category 2

Now expected to become a Category 2  Hurricane Arthur is wrecking holiday plans from the Carolinas to new york.

Many vacationers on North Carolina's coast are packing up and leaving.
But people in kill devil hills say they plan to ride out the storm.

Jason Boyer
"It's still the calm before the storm here in kill Devil Hills and for much of the outer banks. We do have a bit more wind than earlier today and we are expecting rain later this evening, but as we drove about the area, we expected to see many getting ready to hunker down. Quite the contrary though, as many businesses, stores and even residents are not planning on boarding up. Even those who decided to come down on a vacation here this weekend aren't leaving."

Kristopher Star
Vacationing From Delaware
"Yeah were staying. We heard they were evacuated part of the South, but it's probably going to curve out. What is it a Category Two, minimum 90 mile-per-hour winds. That's concrete and brick over there, will take it."

"We are expecting a storm surge of 2 to 4 feet in Kill Devil Hills and along the Outer Banks. That will put water on these beaches, but the dunes are big enough to protect most businesses and residents along the coast. It's the sustained winds that are more of a worry as they could reach 75 mph which will likely do some damage to rooftops and anything that isn't tied down will become a missile."