The first named storm of the Atlantic season prompted a hurricane warning for much of the North Carolina coast and prompted vacationers to change their Fourth of July holiday plans. Arthur strengthened to a hurricane early Thursday but weakened to a Category 1 storm as it churned up the coast.
July 4, 2014 Surfers take advantage of the large waves left by Hurricane Arthur in Avalon, N.C. Arthur hit North Carolina's Outer Banks overnight, causing widespread power outages, flooding and damage. It had weakened to a Category 1 storm as of Friday morning. Mark Wilson/Getty Images Buy Photo