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Thursday, July 3, 2014, 22:04

US East Coast braces for first hurricane of 2014

By chinadailyasia.com

Tropical Storm Arthur became the first hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic season on Thursday after sparking evacuations, closing beaches and tourist sites and disrupting Independence Day celebrations along parts of the US East Coast.

 US East Coast braces for first hurricane of 2014
This Wednesday, July 2, 2014, satellite image shows Tropical Storm Arthur moving north off the east coast of Florida. The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season has strengthened to a hurricane early Thursday, July 3, 2014, and threatened to give North Carolina a glancing blow on Independence Day, prompting the governor to warn vacationers along the coast not to risk their safety by trying to salvage their picnics and barbecues. (AFP)
 US East Coast braces for first hurricane of 2014
Clouds and rains move in as beachgoers leave Freeman Park at the north end of Carolina Beach, Thursday, July 3, 2014. Residents along the coast of North Carolina are bracing for the arrival of the Hurricane Arthur, which threatens to give the state a glancing blow on Independence Day. (AP)
 US East Coast braces for first hurricane of 2014
 
 
 
 
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