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Vehicles leaving Ocracoke Island after a mandatory evacuation because of the Tropical Storm Arthur on July 2, 2014 in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Power Is Back On, So Ocracoke Island Reopens

Power has been restored on Ocracoke Island and officials have reopened the remote Outer Banks town to visitors after Hurricane Arthur slammed the island.


Power company trucks travel along Highway 64 after flooding caused by Hurricane Arthur in Nags Head, North Carolina. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

North Carolina Coast Survives Hurricane Arthur

Tens of thousands without power after Hurricane Arthur causes flooding in the Outer Banks.


Hurricane Arthur Arthur was located about 55 miles northeast of Cape Fear and about 110 miles southwest of Cape Hatteras. It continues moving northeast at 15 mph. (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

Hurricane Arthur Strengthens To Category 2

Winds increase to 100 mph as it lashes the North Carolina coast.


Businesses on two of North Carolina's barrier islands hoped to salvage the rest of the holiday weekend after Arthur clipped the state without causing major damage before churning north toward Canada and losing strength early Saturday morning.  (credit: NOAA via Getty Images)

Arthur Could Become 1st Hurricane To Hit US On July 4th As Forecasters Expect It To Strengthen To Category 2

Hurricane Arthur gained strength in the Atlantic on Thursday and threatened to strike near the North Carolina coast on Independence Day, prompting thousands of vacationers and residents to leave parts of the state’s popular but flood-prone Outer Banks.


Weeds blow in the wind on the beach in Kill Devil Hills as a hurricane approaches. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Evacuation Ordered For Island On NC’s Outer Banks

As one of the year’s busiest travel weekends approaches, so does another visitor: Tropical Storm Arthur, expected to grow into a hurricane by the Fourth of July and hit most harshly at North Carolina’s Outer Banks, a popular getaway spot of thin barrier islands along the shore.


Stacy Stewart, Senior Hurricane Specialist at the National Hurricane Center, tracks tropical storm Arthur which is the first of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season on July 1, 2014 in Miami, Fla. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Forecasters Expect Arthur To Become Hurricane By Thursday

A hurricane watch was issued for part of North Carolina’s coast early Wednesday as Tropical Storm Arthur moved northward, threatening Fourth of July plans along the East Coast.


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Andrea Brings Heavy Rains, Winds To NC And SC

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tropical Storm Andrea is bringing rain and wind to Carolinas, causing thousands to lose power and streams to swell. The storm was racing through South Carolina early Friday and was expected […]

CBS Charlotte–06/07/2013

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Moisture From Tropical Storm To Trigger NC Rains

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A tropical storm warning has been posted for the North Carolina coast after the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season formed in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Weather […]

CBS Charlotte–06/06/2013

File photo of sand and water covering a road in the Outer Banks. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Outer Banks Begins Clean Up After Hurricane Sandy

People on North Carolina’s Outer Banks are facing some flooding and damage from Hurricane Sandy, but emergency management officials say it could have been worse.




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