The governor of Massachusetts declared a state of emergency in response to Hurricane Lee
Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey declared a state of emergency on Friday and asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to issue a pre-disaster emergency declaration as Hurricane Lee threatens to bring tropical-storm-force winds hundreds of miles wide. (Sept. 15)
Hurricane Lee emerged as a post-tropical storm after its effects made landfall this weekend following a long journey across the Atlantic, where it spent several hours at Category 5 status. The storm will continue to batter eastern New England and Atlantic Canada Saturday with heavy rain, strong winds and surges.
The worst of the situation began late Friday, with “Lee tracking more than 100 miles to the east Saturday morning,” said Aquaweather Hurricane Specialist Dan Kotlowski.
Latest Updates Saturday: ‘Even more dangerous’ Lee impacts hit New England: trees down, power lines down
According to the National Hurricane Center, hurricane conditions and coastal flooding are possible for parts of eastern Maine, southern New Brunswick and western Nova Scotia on Saturday.
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According to the National Weather Service in Boston, strong winds will develop across the outer Cape Cod through Nantucket from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday. Coastal flooding may continue through Saturday morning during areas with winds gusting 55-65 mph and high tides.
Maine was under a state of emergency as of Thursday afternoon, facing its first tornado watch in 15 years. Gov. Maura Healey also declared a state of emergency in Massachusetts on Friday.
Canadian provinces experienced hurricane conditions Friday in southern New Brunswick and much of Nova Scotia, the hurricane center said. There is a possibility of falling trees and power outages.
Here’s live tracking of Lee’s projected route:
Hurricane Lee Track Tracker
This forecast track shows the most likely path of the storm’s center, but does not explain the full width of the storm and its impacts. A storm’s center is likely to travel outside the cone up to 33% of the time.
Hurricane Lee spaghetti samples
Spaghetti model charts include an array of forecasting tools and models, and not all are created equal. The hurricane center uses the top four or five top-performing models to help make its forecasts.