(WDAY TV) - HURRICANE ARTHUR IS MOVING OFF NORTH CAROLINA AFTER PUMMELING THE STATE'S OUTER BANKS WITH 100-MILE AN HOUR WINDS.
IN THE LIGHT OF DAY, PEOPLE ALONG THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST ARE GETTING THEIR FIRST GLIMPSE OF WHAT HURRICANE ARTHUR LEFT BEHIND.
TREE LIMBS SNAPPED AND TRANSFORMERS BLEW, IN THE 100-MILE-an-HOUR WINDS.
"Just to give you an idea of what it was like here in KDH, NC, the winds picked up, the rain was going horizontal, and sand was being blown all over the place."
THIS JUST HOURS AFTER THE STORM SLAMMED INTO NORTH CAROLINA AS A CATEGORY TWO STORM.
THE STORM IS NOW MOVING NORTH, AND THINGS IN NORTH CAROLINA ARE GETTING BACK TO NORMAL.
"North Carolina Beaches are open for business.  Even though many of the beaches are open, we're still evaluating some of the outer bank beaches, please listen to listen to life guards, look at the warning flags."
NOW CREWS ARE OUT ASSESSING THE DAMAGE, IN THE MEANTIME, OFFICIALS URGE RESIDENTS AND TOURISTS TO JUST STAY PUT.
"Take it easy, stay inside, let the damage teams get out, we want to be sure there's not power lines down and make sure there's not danger yet."
"We've always felt its better to overreact than under-react, and gladly this storm was more underwhelming than we anticipated, which is very very good news."