Hurricane Lee barrels toward New England, forcing fishermen to flee rough seas

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A Fox upwind  graphic shows Hurricane Lee's upwind   gust successful  its forecast arsenic  it makes its mode   toward New England. A Fox upwind graphic shows Hurricane Lee's upwind gust successful its forecast arsenic it makes its mode toward New England. FOX Weather

Hurricane Lee was barreling towards New England and eastbound Canada arsenic a almighty Category 1 tempest aboriginal Saturday, forcing fishermen to fly from its way and retreat backmost to their harbors.

Lee was packing 80 mph winds and creating 20-feet water swells successful the bluish Atlantic arsenic it churned up the coast, wherever it’s expected to weaken somewhat to a tropical tempest earlier smashing into Nova Scotia sometime Saturday afternoon.

The sprawling tempest is forecast to beryllium much than 400 miles wide erstwhile it makes landfall, with winds inactive topping 40-65 mph and dense rains that are apt to origin powerfulness outages and coastal flooding, according to forecasters.

In fashionable sportfishing and tourer municipality Bar Harbor, Maine, lone 2 lobster boats remained successful the h2o connected Friday compared to the 2 twelve typically seen successful mean conditions.

“There’s going to beryllium immense achromatic rollers coming successful connected apical of 50 to 60 mph winds. It’ll beryllium rather entertaining,” Lobsterman Bruce Young, who had his 38-foot vessel moved to the section airport, told the Associated Press.

creating 20-feet water  swells successful  the bluish   Atlantic arsenic  it churned up   the coast, wherever  it’s expected  to weaken somewhat  to a tropical tempest  earlier  smashing into Nova Scotia sometime Saturday afternoon.Hurricane Lee continues its dilatory west-northwest crossed the Atlantic Ocean, creating 20-foot water swells arsenic it makes its way.AP
Hurricanes seldom  scope   this acold   northbound  successful  the Atlantic.Hurricanes seldom scope this acold northbound successful the Atlantic.AP

On Long Island, commercialized lobster fisherman Steve Train had conscionable finished hauling 200 traps retired of the water. He said helium planned to hold retired the tempest connected an land successful Casco Bay, but was not acrophobic astir his safety.

Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey and Maine Gov. Janet Mills person some declared a authorities of exigency and asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to contented a pre-disaster exigency declaration. 

Lee volition get conscionable days aft thunderstorms caused dense flooding and tornadoes successful New England, saturating the soil.

Hurricane Lee was barreling towards New England and eastbound   Canada arsenic  a almighty  Category 1 stormHurricane Lee was barreling towards New England and eastbound Canada arsenic a almighty Category 1 storm.FOX Weather

“As we’ve seen successful caller weeks, terrible upwind is not to beryllium taken lightly. Flooding, upwind damage, downed trees, histrion limbs — each these things make existent hazards and problems for people,” Healey said.

In Maine, the astir heavy forested state, officials are besides acrophobic astir powerfulness outages.

Utility workers from arsenic acold distant arsenic Tennessee were preparing to deploy to New England connected Friday.

Areas of New England are could look   monolithic  powerfulness  outages if the tempest  makes onshore  fall.Areas of New England could look monolithic powerfulness outages if the tempest makes landfall.FOX Weather

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was gathering with an incidental effect radical up of the storm’s landfall connected Friday.

Hurricanes seldom scope this acold northbound successful the Atlantic.

The past tempest to marque landfall successful New England arsenic a hurricane was Bob successful 1991, which caused wide harm crossed Cape Cod earlier turning northward toward Maine.

With Post wires

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