90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Storm’s Path Puts It Off N.C. Beaches For July 4th

This illustration shows the National Hurricane Center’s forecast for Tropical Storm Arthur, July 2, 2014. (National Hurricane Center)

This illustration shows the National Hurricane Center’s forecast for Tropical Storm Arthur, July 2, 2014. (National Hurricane Center)

A hurricane watch covering nearly 200 miles along North Carolina’s coast was issued early Wednesday, threatening Fourth of July plans as Tropical Storm Arthur moved northward from Florida.

Myles Henderson, meteorologist for WTKR TV in Hampton Roads, Virginia, and northeast North Carolina, gives Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson the latest forecast.

Forecasts show Arthur potentially skimming the Outer Banks, a string of narrow barrier islands prone to flooding but popular for beachgoers, on Friday as a hurricane.

Bob Eakes, owner of the Red Drum Tackle Shop in Buxton, North Carolina, on Cape Hatteras, describes how people are preparing in what he calls “the center of the dartboard” for this storm.

The Associated Press contributed reporting to this article.

Guests


Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

October 17 Comment

Toll Lanes: Coming Soon To Almost Every Major City In Florida

Reporting by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting found the toll lanes are developed without much public input, and without reliable knowledge of the cost.

October 17 Comment

USAID: Challenges And Small Victories In Liberia

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 4,500 people in the region with an estimated 8,900 more people currently infected.

October 16 3 Comments

Kathy Gunst Thinks Fall Greens

Now that summer has turned to fall, we start bidding adieu to the summer corn and say hello to fall greens.

October 16 Comment

‘Alternate Routes': Tradition And Change In Utah

Rachel Rohr's dispatches from Utah, where young people are confronting same-sex marriage and other conflicts between change and tradition.