Hurricane Arthur Pounds North Carolina Coast

Hurricane Arthur Tracking Map

The center of Hurricane Arthur was moving near North Carolina’s coast early Friday after slashing into the state’s barrier islands just ahead of Independence Day. (July 3)

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Hurricane Arthur Continues Along Eastern Seaboard

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Hurricane Arthur has made landfall overnight along the coast of North Carolina. The storm came ashore as a Category 2 Hurricane.

The wind knocked out electric power to tens of thousands of residents, including more than 21,000 customers in North Carolina.

All along the Eastern coast of the United States, plans for the 4th of July Independence Day have been cancelled or postponed. The storm is continuing to track along the coast.