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Tropical Storm Arthur moves north off the east
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Tropical Storm Arthur moves north off the east coast of Florida in a satellite image taken at 3:35 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014, and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Arthur strengthened to a Category 2 storm with winds of 100 mph as it lashed North Carolina's coast on Thursday, July 3, 2014, before hitting the state's barrier islands overnight.(Credit: AP / NOAA)

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Hurricane Arthur hits North Carolina

Hurricane Arthur passed over the southern end of North Carolina's Outer Banks Thursday, July 3, 2014, as a Category 2 storm with winds of 100 mph. By 9 a.m. Friday, Arthur had weakened to Category 1 and began moving offshore, creating a Fourth of July holiday that saw flooding and tens of thousands of power outages.