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July 5, 2014

Hurricane Arthur

Hurricane Arthur made its way up the East Coast of the United States over the last few days, causing widespread flooding and power outages. The storm reached a category 2 level with its greatest sustained wind strength of 100 mph. --Lloyd Young (18 photos total)

A vehicle sits in the flooded waters of the closed Route 18 on July 4 in New Bedford, Mass., after heavy rains from Hurricane Arthur. (David W. Oliveira/The Standard-Times via Associated Press)

Tybee Island Ocean Rescue Senior Lifeguard Jerry Hazellief watches for rip currents from Hurricane Arthur from his lifeguard tower on the beach on Tybee Island, Ga., on July 3. The storm has bypassed the Georgia coast as predicted, but forecasters are warning beach goers to beware of dangerous rip currents in its wake. (Stephen B. Morton/Associated Press) #

Jack Segar (right) and Finn Harden run across a deserted sandbar beach outside Barnstable Harbor as storm clouds associated with Tropical Storm Arthur pass over Cape Cod Bay behind them in Barnstable, Mass., on July 4. Hurricane Arthur slammed the North Carolina coast early on Friday and weakened as it moved out to sea, causing no deaths or injuries but spoiling the Independence Day holiday for thousands of Americans.(Mike Segar/Reuters) #

A satellite image taken at 3:45 p.m. EDT on July 3 and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows Hurricane Arthur near the coasts of South Carolina and North Carolina. Arthur strengthened to a Category 2 hurricane Thursday night, its winds strengthening to 100 mph before it made landfall near the southern end of the Outer Banks. Little change was expected in the storm's strength Thursday night and Friday, and Arthur was expected to weaken as it travels northward and slings rain along the East Coast. (NOAA via Associated Press) #

A lobster fisherman slips but holds on while trying to secure lines to his fishing boat after the floating dock broke apart during Tropical Storm Arthur in Escuminac, New Brunswick, on July 5. Arthur hit Canada's Maritime provinces with near-hurricane strength winds and torrential rains, knocking out power to nearly 200,000 customers. (Diane Doiron/The Canadian Press via Associated Press) #

A US Coast Guard handout aerial photo from July 4 showing flooding caused by Hurricane Arthur on the Outer Banks of North Carolina photographed from a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Elizabeth City. Arthur made landfall in the state of North Carolina late July 3 as a category 2 storm, but had weakened to a category 1 storm as it headed north off the US Atlantic coast by July 5 afternoon, the National Hurricane Center in Miami. (Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert/US Coast Guard via EPA) #

Crew members of the restored whaling ship Charles W. Morgan secure sails and lines on July 2 in New Bedford, Mass., in preparation for winds from from Tropical Storm Arthur. The storm is expected to grow into a hurricane off the North Carolina coast and track northward off shore. At rear is the dome of the New Bedford Whaling Museum. (Peter Pereira/The Standard-Times via Associated Press) #

A man is lit by a police cars blue light as he sits in his truck near Hwy 64 that is flooding from passing Hurricane Arthur on July 3 in Nags Head, N.C. Hurricane Arthur hit North Carolina's Outer Banks overnight causing wide spead power outages and minimal flooding and damage. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images) #

A US Coast Guard handout aerial shot on July 4 showing trailers damaged by Hurricane Arthur on the Outer Banks of North Carolina photographed from a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Elizabeth City. (Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert/US Coast Guard via EPA) #

A surfer rides a large wave caused by Hurricane Arthur passing the area during the night on July 4 in Avalon, N.C. Hurricane Arthur hit North Carolina's outer banks overnight causing widespread power outages, flooding and damage, and has since weakened to a Category 1 as of Friday morning. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images) #

Beach goers walk in the water at Wrightsville Beach, N.C., on July 3. Residents along the coast of North Carolina are bracing for the arrival of the Hurricane Arthur, a category one storm. (Mike Spencer/Wilmington Star-News via Associated Press) #

Parker Lippitt (left) leads her father, Andy Lippitt, on a puddle-jumping tour of Charlestown, Mass., on July 4. They were making the most of the heavy rains brought by Hurricane Arthur. (Dina Rudick/The Boston Globe) #

Brad Fletcher makes roof repairs to a vacation cottage on the beach in Nags Head, N.C., after Hurricane Arthur moved through the Outer Banks on July 4. Proving far less damaging than feared, Hurricane Arthur left tens of thousands of people without power Friday in a swipe at North Carolina's dangerously exposed Outer Banks, but the weather along the narrow barrier islands had already cleared by Friday afternoon. (Gerry Broome/Associated Press) #

Sharon Palazzo of New Bedford, Mass. gives the thumbs down sign to a neighbor across the street who had just asked her about how had she fared during the previous nights rains from Hurricane Arthur. (Essdras M Suarez/The Boston Globe) #

Missy McGraw, right, of Richmond, Va., waves to a neighbor as her husband, Art, works to repair a cable line on a neighbor's beach house in Atlantic Beach, N.C., on July 4. Damage was scattered and light along the North Carolina coast near where the eye of Hurricane Arthur came ashore on Thursday evening. (Randall Hill/Associated Press) #

Military reserves arrive to assist with flood preparation at Southport, Manitoba, on July 5. Tropical Storm Arthur hit Canada's Maritime provinces with near-hurricane strength winds and torrential rains, knocking out power to nearly 200,000 customers. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via Associated Press) #

A military vehicle and a man navigate a flooded Highway 64 as wind pushes water over the road while Hurricane Arthur passes through Nags Head, N.C., on July 4. (Gerry Broome/Associated Press) #

Jim Bonavito, of Beaufort, N.C., rows his dingy, on July 4 past sailboats that broke free of their moorings during the winds and waves from Hurricane Arthur in Beaufort. Arthur began moving offshore and away from the southern state early Friday. (Randall Hill/Associated Press) #
 
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