USA: Hurricane Arthur hits East Coast [VIDEO]

Published on Jul 4, 2014

Heavy rain and wind began to lash Nags Head in North Carolina on Thursday, as first hurricane of the season, ‘Hurricane Arthur’, came ashore.

While fourth of July celebrations were put on hold, local homes and shops were boarded up and evacuation orders were announced.

The storm reportedly crossed the coast at 100 mph (155 kph) near Cape Lookout at the southern end of North Carolina’s Outer Banks at 11:15 p.m EDT.

The hurricane is Category 2 on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale of hurricane intensity.