USA News

Lee makes landfall with near-hurricane force in Canada after moving up the Atlantic Ocean

State of emergency declared before Lee’s arrival

State of emergency declared in Maine and Massachusetts ahead of Hurricane Lee’s landfall


Lee made landfall with near hurricane strength in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia on Saturday as a post-tropical cyclone, the US National Hurricane Center said. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 70 mph, just below the 74 mph threshold for a Category 1 hurricaneaccording to the agency.

THE occasional hurricane surged up the Atlantic Ocean this week, threatening the U.S. East Coast with potentially deadly surf and rip currents.

On Saturday, Lee hit parts of New England with heavy rain and brought dangerous storm surge.

Lee made landfall in far western Nova Scotia around 4 p.m. EDT, the hurricane center said.

As of 5 p.m. EDT, the center of the storm was located about 80 miles south-southeast of Eastport, Maine, and about 150 miles west-southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Scotland, the hurricane center said.

This is breaking news. Check back for updates.


Back to top button