New England Braces for Hurricane Arthur

Fourth of July celebrations changed as storm threatens the region with floods and high winds.
1:41 | 07/04/14

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Now we move up the coast New England is on -- hit list tonight families on Cape Cod writing out their fourth of July holiday. ABC's Jim Benitez is in the middle of it tonight -- -- GO. Elizabeth good evening to you for Massachusetts here along the coast you can defeating -- the wind is really picking up here and in parts of this state a flash flood emergency. But dangerously on the road. Heavy rain and flash floods stranding drivers in Massachusetts starter authority -- they got so. Let's say a cup title anyway up to eight to ten inches of rain expected to fall white -- and. The National Weather Service warning of life threatening conditions. -- final blow coming on the heels of heavy storms that battered the northeast last night. Take a look at this time lapse video as the clouds moved in last night over New York City. All the severe weather putting a damper on fourth of July plants in Boston tonight's Red Sox game canceled. The traditional flag raising and parade called off to. We hold these truths to be self evident instead hundreds packed and Nathaniel hall to cure reading of the declaration of independence. The -- Boston Pops fireworks and concert. Moved up the -- still it was cut short last night by lightning and heavy downpour. It's only play award show it's only -- -- you get people's allies say so many towns along the East Coast postponing their fireworks to. As we get rained on right now I think it's quite apparent that we're making the right decision. And here in Massachusetts the worst of this weather is expected between now and midnight the good news Elizabeth it's expected to clear up. Pretty quickly after that.

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