Arthur leaves many without power


Hurricane Arthur is shown just off the southeast coast of North Carolina this afternoon.

Published: Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 08:35 AM.

Hurricane Arthur hit Eastern North Carolina overnight, leaving parts of Havelock without power.

Havelock officials declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew until 6 a.m. on Friday.

Arthur, with 100 mph winds, made landfall shortly after 11 p.m. Thursday in the Cape Lookout and Harker’s Island area of Carteret County, and it was a record-breaker, becoming the earliest hurricane to hit North Carolina since records began in 1851, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Power outages were reported late Thursday in Tucker Creek, Cherry Branch and Adams Creek. Havelock High School, serving as a Red Cross shelter, also did not have power. Parts of eastern Havelock also lost power, including areas around Roosevelt, Cunningham, Fontana and McCotter boulevards as well as Webb Boulevard and Charles Street. Power outages had spread to parts of western Havelock by 12:30 a.m. on Friday.

Cherry Point reported a peak wind gust of 62 mph as of midnight.

The Havelock Fire Department responded to a blown transformer on Chestnut Street.

Craven County opened four emergency shelters at Havelock High, Vanceboro Farm Life, Brinson Elementary and Ben Quinn Elementary (pet friendly). Newport Middle School opened as a shelter in Carteret County.

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