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People walk along a flooded street near the waterfront in Manteo, N.C., on Friday after Hurricane Arthur passed through the area leaving some roads underwater.

Hurricane Arthur began moving offshore and away from North Carolina's Outer Banks early Friday after hitting the state's barrier islands overnight, creating a Fourth of July holiday that saw flooding and tens of thousands of power outages.

Flooding in downtown Manteo, North Carolina, after Hurricane Arthur made landfall on July 4, 2014.
Flooding in downtown Manteo, North Carolina, after Hurricane Arthur made landfall on July 4, 2014.Town of Manteo