Arthur Causes Damage Across North Carolina

The storm moves back out to sea, gets downgraded after striking the southern U.S. state.
2:53 | 07/05/14

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Good to have Ryan smith here. Not much of a celebration on the east coast. Good morning, look at this. Arthur's destructive path. Making landfall on the barrier islands of North Carolina on Thursday, with peak winds up to 100 miles an hour. It's become a tropical storm overnight off cape cod. It's now heading to Nova Scotia. It's the first hurricane of category 2 or greater since Ike struck Texas in September of 2008. Arthur made landfall earlier on the calendar than any other hurricane in North Carolina's history. Let's get to Beaufort, north Carolina. That's right. Arthur made landfall right about here. So powerful, the winds knocked you off your feet. They snapped anchor cables like this. You see four of them lined up behind me. The story was all about wind. In the northeast, all about water. Overnight, hurricane Arthur downgraded to a tropical storm as it moves off the east coast. Waves battering New York, new Jersey, and Connecticut. Flash flooding in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The water is unbelievable here. Reporter: In New Bedford, Massachusetts, people are salvaging their belongings after water flooded their basement. It was up to here. Reporter: At one point, up to 60-mile-per-hour winds. Fireworks canceled or postponed for most of the east. The Macy's spectacular barges moved south. But the show went on. And pow sir still out for thousands in parts of north Carolina, where Arthur crashed in early Friday. The wind blasting in at 100 miles per hour. Clearly, the wind is pretty bad. I'm going to get out of this. And this morning, the cleanup. Aftersen hours of gusts left some communities stranded underwater, burying homes in sand and nearly wiping out highway 12. With no reports of injuries or catastrophic damage, the governor was pleased. This has actually been a very good day. Reporter: Surfers catching the the waves off the Jersey shore and enjoying the beach in cape cod. One reason a lot of folks called this skroekingly the perfect storm. It came in overnight, caused very little damage. Hurt nobody. Pushed up the swells for the surfers. And left in time for most people, other than the boat owners behind me, to open joy a beautiful fourth of July weekend. Too much rain in the east. Not enough in the west.

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