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).