“Treat this like a nor’easter but bigger”
We are still seeing the potential for Hurricane Lee to affect our region as it continues to make its way toward us. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) stated “Treat this like a nor’easter but bigger” CMP also reported they are preparing for a level 2 event. This means they are predicting over 320,000 customers to experience outages and could be several days before everyone is back online.
Governor Mills yesterday declared a State of Emergency in Anticipation of Hurricane Lee. To see more about this, please visit Maine.gov.
This information is based on the latest updates from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):
- Hurricane conditions are possible across portions of Down East Maine.
- Tropical Storm conditions and coastal flooding are expected to begin in southern New England within the Tropical Storm Warning area this afternoon and spread northward along the coast of New England.
- Heavy rainfall from Lee may produce localized urban and small stream flooding across eastern New England.
- Strong winds could lead to downed trees and power lines. Leaves still on trees and saturated ground will make trees extra susceptible to strong winds.
Link to NOAA Hurricane Lee Advisories