Arthur, no longer a hurricane, pelts south-east Canada
Published on Jul 6, 2014 10:00 AM
(REUTERS) - Arthur weakened from hurricane force on Saturday and pelted parts of south-east Canada with heavy rain and strong winds, leaving 250,000 homes and businesses without power, as the storm swept away from New England.
Arthur weakened to a tropical storm on Saturday morning after having reached landfall on North Carolina's Outer Banks late on Thursday as a Category 2 hurricane, snarling plans for tourists at the start of the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
North Carolina reported only slight damage from the hurricane, which quickly traveled northeast.
Arthur, now a post-tropical storm was centered about 90 miles (146 km) southwest of Iles de la Madeleine on Saturday night after making a second landfall in Canada on Saturday afternoon.
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