Hurricane Arthur Will Possibly Disrupt July 4th Travel Plans

Popular east coast destinations like Myrtle Beach, The Outer Banks and Virginia Beach will almost certainly be affected by Hurricane Arthur. Coastal regions from Virginia Beach to just south of Myrtle Beach already have Hurricane or Tropical Storm Warnings in effect.

Arthur is now producing winds up to 80MPH and is located about 150 miles south-southwest of Cape Fear, NC. The Hurricane Warning extends from the Virginia/NC border to Surf City, NC including the popular Outer Banks area. The primary impact time for the Carolinas and southeast Virginia will be later tonight and Friday. North Carolina governor Pat McCrory has placed 25 counties under a state of emergency as a precautionary measure ahead of the storm.

Even the City of Boston has taken preemptive measures and moved it’s Boston Pops July 4th celebration to today in anticipation of bad weather related to Hurricane Arthur.

Please be safe and consider either canceling or delaying your travel plans if the destination is in an at risk area! More information available here:
http://www.weather.com/news/weather-hurricanes/hurricane-arthur-north-carolina-south-carolina-fourth-july-20140702

~ Jody Victor