In Pictures: Damage from Hurricane Arthur

The first Atlantic storm of the season barrels up the US Eastern Seaboard into the Canadian Maritimes.

by

    The remnants of Hurricane Arthur are now in the process of fizzling out over eastern Canada having caused some flooding across the east coast of North America.

    The storm was downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane on Saturday as it lashed New England and the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia and Halifax as it rolled away from Cape Cod and headed towards Newfoundland.

    Arthur made landfall on the coast of North Carolina as a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

    There were concerns that it could trigger severe flooding along the Mid-Atlantic States, but in the end the fast moving system move through quickly, reducing the duration of the heaviest rain.

    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    The Muslims of South Korea

    The Muslims of South Korea

    The number of Muslims in South Korea is estimated to be around 100,000, including foreigners.

    Gender violence in India: 'Daughters are not a burden'

    Gender violence in India: 'Daughters are not a burden'

    With female foeticide still widespread, one woman tells her story of being mutilated for giving birth to her daughters.

    Zimbabwe: What's happening?

    Zimbabwe: What's happening?

    Situation tense as thousands march in Harare to call for Robert Mugabe's resignation days after military takeover.