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Storm clouds loom in Ocean City. (Courtesy Paul Demberg)
Storm clouds loom in Ocean City. (Courtesy Paul Demberg)
Rain in Ocean City, Maryland as Hurricane Arthurs effects are felt. (Courtesy Paul Demberg)
Rain in Ocean City, Maryland as Hurricane Arthur's effects are felt. (Courtesy Paul Demberg)
The eye passes through Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. The Weather Channels Stephanie Abrams is in the middle of the beach. (WTOPSteve Dresner)
The eye passes through Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. The Weather Channel's Stephanie Abrams is in the middle of the beach. (WTOP/Steve Dresner)
Forecasters expect Arthur to whip past the Outer Banks -- a 200-mile string of narrow barrier islands with about 57,000 permanent residents -- on Friday. (WTOPSteve Dresner)
Forecasters expect Arthur to whip past the Outer Banks -- a 200-mile string of narrow barrier islands with about 57,000 permanent residents -- on Friday. (WTOP/Steve Dresner)
Kill Devil Hills is quiet as Hurricane Arthur approaches. (WTOPSteve Dresner)
Kill Devil Hills is quiet as Hurricane Arthur approaches. (WTOP/Steve Dresner)
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Weather Channels Mike Seidel out in the elements of 80 mile per winds now in Kill Devil Hills. (WTOPSteve Dresner)
Weather Channel's Mike Seidel out in the elements of 80+ mile per winds now in Kill Devil Hills. (WTOP/Steve Dresner)
Parts of the Outer Banks are under evacuation orders. (WTOPSamantha Loss)
Parts of the Outer Banks are under evacuation orders. (WTOP/Samantha Loss)
A vehicle drives north on Highway 12 due to mandatory evacuation for Hatteras Island due to approaching Tropical Storm Arthur, July 3, 2014 in Oregon Inlet, North Carolina. A Hurricane warning has been issued for North Carolinas Outer Banks due to approaching Tropical Storm Arthur that is expected to gain strength and become a category 1 hurricane when it passes the area. (Mark WilsonGetty Images NewsGetty Images)
A vehicle drives north on Highway 12 due to mandatory evacuation for Hatteras Island due to approaching Tropical Storm Arthur, July 3, 2014 in Oregon Inlet, North Carolina. A Hurricane warning has been issued for North Carolina's Outer Banks due to approaching Tropical Storm Arthur that is expected to gain strength and become a category 1 hurricane when it passes the area. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images News/Getty Images)
People walk along the beach at Kill Devil Hills in the Outer Banks before Hurricane Arthur. (WTOPSteve Dresner)
People walk along the beach at Kill Devil Hills in the Outer Banks before Hurricane Arthur. (WTOP/Steve Dresner)
A look at Kill Devil Hills before Hurricane Arthur. (WTOPSteve Dresner)
A look at Kill Devil Hills before Hurricane Arthur. (WTOP/Steve Dresner)
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Carol Palmer of King George, Va. loads a car with her familys belongings as they prepare to leave Hatteras Village, N.C., on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Hurricane Arthur is forecast to pass by North Carolinas Hatteras Island Friday morning. The island is under mandatory evacuation orders. (AP PhotoThe Virginian-Pilot,Steve Earley) MAGS OUT
Carol Palmer of King George, Va. loads a car with her family's belongings as they prepare to leave Hatteras Village, N.C., on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Hurricane Arthur is forecast to pass by North Carolina's Hatteras Island Friday morning. The island is under mandatory evacuation orders. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot,Steve Earley) MAGS OUT
Eddie Skakle and his wife Gail secure kayaks at their kayak rental business, A. S. Austin Co., in Hatteras Village, N.C., on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Hurricane Arthur is forecast to pass by North Carolinas Hatteras Island Friday morning. The island is under mandatory evacuation orders. (AP PhotoThe Virginian-Pilot,Steve Earley) MAGS OUT
Eddie Skakle and his wife Gail secure kayaks at their kayak rental business, A. S. Austin Co., in Hatteras Village, N.C., on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Hurricane Arthur is forecast to pass by North Carolina's Hatteras Island Friday morning. The island is under mandatory evacuation orders. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot,Steve Earley) MAGS OUT
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, 2014. The island is under a mandatory evacuation order because of approaching Hurricane Arthur. (AP PhotoThe Virginian-Pilot,Steve Earley) MAGS OUT
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, 2014. The island is under a mandatory evacuation order because of approaching Hurricane Arthur. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot,Steve Earley) MAGS OUT
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse shines on Hatteras Island, N.C., before dawn on Thursday, July 3, 2014. The island is under a mandatory evacuation order because of approaching Hurricane Arthur. (AP PhotoThe Virginian-Pilot,Steve Earley) MAGS OUT
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse shines on Hatteras Island, N.C., before dawn on Thursday, July 3, 2014. The island is under a mandatory evacuation order because of approaching Hurricane Arthur. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot,Steve Earley) MAGS OUT
Vehicles travel across the Thomas Rhodes Bridge as rain falls early Thursday morning, July 3, 2014 in Wilmington, N.C. Residents along the coast of North Carolina are bracing for the arrival of the Hurricane Arthur, a category one storm. (AP PhotoThe Star-News, Ken Blevins)
Vehicles travel across the Thomas Rhodes Bridge as rain falls early Thursday morning, July 3, 2014 in Wilmington, N.C. Residents along the coast of North Carolina are bracing for the arrival of the Hurricane Arthur, a category one storm. (AP Photo/The Star-News, Ken Blevins)
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Eddie Skakle and his wife Gail secure kayaks at their kayak rental business, A. S. Austin Co., in Hatteras Village, N.C., on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Hurricane Arthur is forecast to pass by North Carolinas Hatteras Island Friday morning. The island is under mandatory evacuation orders. (AP PhotoThe Virginian-Pilot,Steve Earley) MAGS OUT
Eddie Skakle and his wife Gail secure kayaks at their kayak rental business, A. S. Austin Co., in Hatteras Village, N.C., on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Hurricane Arthur is forecast to pass by North Carolina's Hatteras Island Friday morning. The island is under mandatory evacuation orders. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot,Steve Earley) MAGS OUT
Vehicles drive north on Hwy 12 due to mandatory evacuation for Hatteras Island due to approaching Tropical Storm Arthur, July 3, 2014 in Pea Island, North Carolina. A Hurricane warning has been issued for North Carolinas Outer Banks due to approaching Tropical Storm Arthur that is expected to gain strength and become a category 1 hurricane when it passes the area. (Mark WilsonGetty Images NewsGetty Images)
Vehicles drive north on Hwy 12 due to mandatory evacuation for Hatteras Island due to approaching Tropical Storm Arthur, July 3, 2014 in Pea Island, North Carolina. A Hurricane warning has been issued for North Carolina's Outer Banks due to approaching Tropical Storm Arthur that is expected to gain strength and become a category 1 hurricane when it passes the area. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images News/Getty Images)
Beach goers dry off as winds pick up from Arthur July 2, 2014 in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. A hurricane warning has been issued for North Carolinas Outer Banks for Arthur, expected to gain strength and become a Category 1 hurricane as it enters the area. (Mark WilsonGetty Images NewsGetty Images)
Beach goers dry off as winds pick up from Arthur July 2, 2014 in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. A hurricane warning has been issued for North Carolina's Outer Banks for Arthur, expected to gain strength and become a Category 1 hurricane as it enters the area. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images News/Getty Images)
Vehicles drive north on Hwy 12 due to mandatory evacuation for Hatteras Island due to approaching Tropical Storm Arthur, July 3, 2014 in Pea Island, North Carolina. A Hurricane warning has been issued for North Carolinas Outer Banks due to approaching Tropical Storm Arthur that is expected to gain strength and become a category 1 hurricane when it passes the area. (Mark WilsonGetty Images NewsGetty Images)
Vehicles drive north on Hwy 12 due to mandatory evacuation for Hatteras Island due to approaching Tropical Storm Arthur, July 3, 2014 in Pea Island, North Carolina. A Hurricane warning has been issued for North Carolina's Outer Banks due to approaching Tropical Storm Arthur that is expected to gain strength and become a category 1 hurricane when it passes the area. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images News/Getty Images)
Bill Kirk of Ashland Ky. carries his belongings from the beach house he rented, before complying with the mandatory evacuation orders for Hatteras Island, July 3, 2014 in Rodanthe, North Carolina. A Hurricane warning has been issued for North Carolinas Outer Banks due to approaching Tropical Storm Arthur that is expected to gain strength and become a category 1 hurricane before it passes the area. (Mark WilsonGetty Images NewsGetty Images)
Bill Kirk of Ashland Ky. carries his belongings from the beach house he rented, before complying with the mandatory evacuation orders for Hatteras Island, July 3, 2014 in Rodanthe, North Carolina. A Hurricane warning has been issued for North Carolina's Outer Banks due to approaching Tropical Storm Arthur that is expected to gain strength and become a category 1 hurricane before it passes the area. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images News/Getty Images)
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Bill Kirk of Ashland Ky. takes one last look at the ocean in front of the beach house he rented, before complying with the mandatory evacuation orders for Hatteras Island, July 3, 2014 in Rodanthe, North Carolina. A Hurricane warning has been issued for North Carolinas Outer Banks due to approaching Tropical Storm Arthur that is expected to gain strength and become a category 1 hurricane before it passes the area. (Mark WilsonGetty Images NewsGetty Images)
Bill Kirk of Ashland Ky. takes one last look at the ocean in front of the beach house he rented, before complying with the mandatory evacuation orders for Hatteras Island, July 3, 2014 in Rodanthe, North Carolina. A Hurricane warning has been issued for North Carolina's Outer Banks due to approaching Tropical Storm Arthur that is expected to gain strength and become a category 1 hurricane before it passes the area. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images News?Getty Images)
Shawn Jewell grills spare ribs outside the the home where he is vacationing with friends in Avon, N.C., on Hatteras Island as Tropical Storm Arthur comes up the up the Atlantic coast on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. He and his friends had begun packing up their belongings and would be ready to leave if an evacuation is called for. (AP PhotoThe Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley) MAGS OUT
Shawn Jewell grills spare ribs outside the the home where he is vacationing with friends in Avon, N.C., on Hatteras Island as Tropical Storm Arthur comes up the up the Atlantic coast on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. He and his friends had begun packing up their belongings and would be ready to leave if an evacuation is called for. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley) MAGS OUT
Susan Holbrook climbs into her car with husband Steve Kozlowski and her two pugs to leave Hatteras Island, N.C., on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Moments earlier Dare County had called for a mandatory evacuation because of approaching Tropical Storm Arthur, which is forecast to reach hurricane strength as it nears Hatteras Island. (AP PhotoThe Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley) MAGS OUT
Susan Holbrook climbs into her car with husband Steve Kozlowski and her two pugs to leave Hatteras Island, N.C., on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Moments earlier Dare County had called for a mandatory evacuation because of approaching Tropical Storm Arthur, which is forecast to reach hurricane strength as it nears Hatteras Island. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley) MAGS OUT
Road clearing equipment is staged near the old Coast Guard Station at the north end of Hatteras Island, N.C., to prepare for the approaching Tropical Storm Arthur on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. The storm, which is forecast to reach hurricane strength by the time it approaches the Outer Banks on Friday, could push mountains of sand onto Highway 12, the road that leads off the island. (AP PhotoThe Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley)
Road clearing equipment is staged near the old Coast Guard Station at the north end of Hatteras Island, N.C., to prepare for the approaching Tropical Storm Arthur on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. The storm, which is forecast to reach hurricane strength by the time it approaches the Outer Banks on Friday, could push mountains of sand onto Highway 12, the road that leads off the island. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley)
This Wednesday, July 2, 2014, satellite image taken at 335 p.m. EDT and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows Tropical Storm Arthur moving north off the east coast of Florida. The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season prompted a hurricane warning for a wide swath of the North Carolina coast and spurred authorities to order a mandatory evacuation for visitors to the Outer Banks Hatteras Island as of 5 a.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014. Residents also were advised to leave the island. A voluntary evacuation was announced for the Outer Banks Ocracoke Island, accessible only by ferry. (AP PhotoNOAA)
This Wednesday, July 2, 2014, satellite image taken at 3:35 p.m. EDT and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows Tropical Storm Arthur moving north off the east coast of Florida. The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season prompted a hurricane warning for a wide swath of the North Carolina coast and spurred authorities to order a mandatory evacuation for visitors to the Outer Banks' Hatteras Island as of 5 a.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014. Residents also were advised to leave the island. A voluntary evacuation was announced for the Outer Banks' Ocracoke Island, accessible only by ferry. (AP Photo/NOAA)
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Stefano Campodonico, of Miami, body boards a small wave in Miami Beach, Fla., Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Tropical Storm Arthur has formed off the central Florida coast, becoming the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says a tropical storm watch is in effect for the states east coast, from Fort Pierce to Flagler Beach. (AP PhotoAlan Diaz)
Stefano Campodonico, of Miami, body boards a small wave in Miami Beach, Fla., Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Tropical Storm Arthur has formed off the central Florida coast, becoming the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says a tropical storm watch is in effect for the state's east coast, from Fort Pierce to Flagler Beach. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Nick Alvarez, of New York, enjoys a day at the beach in Miami Beach, Fla., Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Tropical Storm Arthur has formed off the central Florida coast, becoming the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says a tropical storm watch is in effect for the states east coast, from Fort Pierce to Flagler Beach. (AP PhotoAlan Diaz)
Nick Alvarez, of New York, enjoys a day at the beach in Miami Beach, Fla., Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Tropical Storm Arthur has formed off the central Florida coast, becoming the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says a tropical storm watch is in effect for the state's east coast, from Fort Pierce to Flagler Beach. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Nick Alvarez, of New York, enjoys a day at the beach in Miami Beach, Fla., Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Tropical Storm Arthur has formed off the central Florida coast, becoming the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says a tropical storm watch is in effect for the states east coast, from Fort Pierce to Flagler Beach. (AP PhotoAlan Diaz)
Nick Alvarez, of New York, enjoys a day at the beach in Miami Beach, Fla., Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Tropical Storm Arthur has formed off the central Florida coast, becoming the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says a tropical storm watch is in effect for the states east coast, from Fort Pierce to Flagler Beach. (AP PhotoAlan Diaz)
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