Hurricane Threat Forces Changes In July 4th Celebrations

NEW YORK (July 3, 2014) Hurricane Arthur is forcing several East Coast cities to reschedule July Fourth celebrations, and throughout parts of the drought-stricken West, fire officials are warning residents to take precautions when lighting fireworks.

Boston officials announced that the annual Boston Pops concert and fireworks show will be moved to Thursday night from Friday because of the possibility of heavy rain.

Augusta, Maine, moved its fireworks display to Aug. 2 while several New Hampshire cities moved their fireworks shows to either Saturday or Sunday.

Cities in New Jersey also moved fireworks to Sunday.

In New York City the annual Macy's fireworks show will be back on the East River after five years on the Hudson River.

A spokesman said the show will go on regardless of the weather.

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