North Carolina Only State Hit During Atlantic Hurricane Season

December 1, 2014

The end of the Atlantic hurricane season is here as North Carolina was the only state to have a storm hit the U.S. mainland.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the six-month season which ends Sunday saw only one hurricane making landfall along the East Coast. That was Arthur, which hit North Carolina’s Outer Banks on July 3 and 4.

State officials say no one died and damage was limited to flooding and some property damage on Ocracoke and Hatteras islands. Part of NC Highway 12 buckled from the churning waves that came ashore and had to be repaired.

The Atlantic saw eight named storms with top winds of 39 mph or higher. Six of those were hurricanes with top winds of 74 mph or higher.

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