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Evacuation ordered as TS Arthur heads for Carolinas

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Tropical Storm Arthur remains a tropical storm as it continues to move north toward North Carolina.

“Arthur is still a tropical storm, but is very close to hurricane status and will likely become a hurricane with over 74 mph winds on Thursday” said Storm Team 8 Chief Meteorologist Steve Jerve

DOWNLOAD: Hurricane tracking map Florida Governor Rick Scott issued a statement Tuesday on TS Arthur, saying the storm is anticipated to have "minimal impact" on Florida.  However, the governor went on to say:  "This event serves as an important reminder to all Florida families and visitors that hurricane season is here, and it is important that we remain vigilant and have a plan for protecting our families, our homes, and our businesses."



RELATED: Storm Team 8 Hurricane-Ready  Red flags warned of rough surf along the Atlantic, and beach goers were advised to get into the water only in areas with staffed lifeguard stands.

Red flags also flew Tuesday at Daytona Beach. By midday, a dozen swimmers had been aided by lifeguards when they got caught in a rip current. On any given day, 15 to 20 swimmers need help, said Tammy Marris, spokeswoman for the Volusia County Beach Patrol.


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