Hurricane Lee crossed the North Atlantic Ocean towards the New England region of the northeastern United States and eastern Canada on Friday (15), threatening to bring life-threatening heavy rains, strong winds and gusts of wind to residents. area on the weekend.
The Canadian Hurricane Center said the hurricane is expected to weaken into a strong tropical storm before reaching southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada, on Saturday afternoon.
However, the storm has the potential to dump up to 100mm of rain and produce winds of up to 97 kilometers per hour in some areas, prompting authorities in the United States and Canada to advise people to prepare for possible flooding. And power outages.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC), which has issued a tropical storm watch for hundreds of miles of coast from Massachusetts to Nova Scotia, said a tropical storm was expected in southeastern New England on Friday evening, affecting about 9 million people.
“Please plan ahead to stay home if possible on Saturday and check on your loved ones and neighbors,” Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said in a statement to the city of 650,000 people.
Lee has been creating a major hurricane over the Atlantic Ocean for more than a week, threatening Bermuda briefly but is harmless to people on the ground.
On Friday afternoon, strong winds reached a speed of about 130 kilometers per hour. “Li is expected to be a major and very dangerous hurricane when it hits eastern New England and the Atlantic coast of Canada,” the US National Weather Service said.
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