Hurricane Lee

Hurricane Lee

As the Hurricane Approaches:

  • Be prepared and stay informed as hurricane Lee could impact the province this weekend.
  • Possible conditions this weekend could include:
    • Most areas of the province could see peak wind speeds Saturday of between 60-80 km/h. However, exposed coastal areas could see peak wind speeds of 100 km/h.
    • Total rainfall amounts in the province will range from 50 to more than 100 millimetres.
    • Elevated water levels, very large waves and rough surf are expected on Saturday in the Bay of Fundy. Waves of four to six metres are possible.

These kinds of conditions can lead to power outages, localized flooding and road closures.
Get ready in advance of high winds and heavy rain by:

  • Preparing for the risk of localized flooding, power outages and storm surges.Preparing your property by trimming trees, securing loose items and clearing gutters and storm drains.

  • Putting together a 72-hour preparedness kit that will meet your needs and the needs of your family for at least three days.
  • Power outages are possible. To prepare for or report an outage, visit NB Power’s website.
    • Residents who have a generator should ensure they have sufficient fuel and that it is in proper working order. Those who have a generator but have never used it are encouraged to read the instructions on how to operate it safely.
  • Anyone travelling in the province this weekend should monitor conditions, especially if they are unfamiliar with the region. If driving is necessary, adjust speed and route to match road conditions. Localized water pooling on roads and washouts are possible. For road conditions, dial 511 within New Brunswick.
  • For up-to-date information, visit gnb.ca/emo or follow the NBEMO Facebook and Twitter accounts

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