Tourists take photos of the surf from their beach houses during Hurricane Arthur, on the west end of Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina July 3, 2014. Arthur threatens to douse some July 4 holiday plans ... more 
Tourists take photos of the surf from their beach houses during Hurricane Arthur, on the west end of Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina July 3, 2014. Arthur threatens to douse some July 4 holiday plans on the U.S. East Coast as officials ordered evacuations of some low-lying coastal areas, closed beaches and tourist sites and delayed fireworks shows in anticipation of heavy rain and fierce winds. REUTERS/Randall Hill (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TRAVEL) less 
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Reuters | Photo By RANDALL HILL / REUTERS
Thu, Jul 3, 2014 4:20 PM EDT