Governor Pat McCrory says North Carolina dodged a bullet with Hurricane Arthur, damage is minimal. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory says the state's beaches are back open for business after Hurricane Arthur made landfall on the coast Thursday night. The Category 2 storm caused minimal damage in the form of power outages and flooding. "We do have some flooding on Highway 12 right now and we do have some sand covering parts of Highway 12 which is not atypical, but considering it's in pretty good shape with a little bit of buckling on some of the pavement, it's exceeded our expectations," said Governor McCrory. The governor also warned beachgoers to be careful if they plan to go in the water and to heed the advice of lifeguards because of dangers from possible riptides.