Hurricane Lee To Bring Strong Winds, Flooding To New England

  • Hurricane Lee is poised to bring about tropical storm conditions and coastal flooding to various coastal areas of New England, commencing Friday afternoon. The National Hurricane Center has deemed this a “large and dangerous storm.”
  • As of the 8 a.m. ET advisory, Hurricane Lee is located approximately 460 miles south-southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and boasts maximum sustained winds reaching 85 mph.
  • Anticipated storm surges and tide levels are expected to induce coastal flooding. Projections indicate that regions, including Cape Cod, Long Island Sound, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, the Boston Harbor, and Flushing, New York extending up to the Canadian border, could experience flooding of one to three feet. Furthermore, the area from Rockaway Inlet, New York, up to Montauk Point, New York, may witness flooding ranging from one to two feet, according to forecasts.
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