Last updated: September 14, 2023, 2:30 p.m.
Hurricane Lee is currently located in the southwest Atlantic and is slowly moving northwestward. Potential impacts from wind and rain are possible for New Brunswick this weekend. The New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization has raised its activation level to Level 1 (enhanced monitoring) due to hurricane Lee.
According to Environment and Climate Change Canada, Hurricane Lee is expected to bring wind and rain to most of the province beginning Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon. The exact track of the system will determine the extent to which areas will be the most impacted.
Possible conditions 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.
The circulation of Hurricane Lee will be quite broad as it reaches our region so impacts will occur not only near the track but up to 300 km away from it.
To see more information on Hurricane Lee’s track and hurricane information:
- Track forecasts and tropical information statements (canada.ca)
- Hurricane track map (canada.ca)
Each municipality has its own emergency response plan and leads the response for emergency events in their area. Check with your municipality or community for emergency updates and support services.
Check road closures and road conditions including ferry services at 511 New Brunswick or call 511 (if you are outside of province call: 1-800-561-4063)
Get the latest on power outages from NB Power
In the case of an emergency
If this is an emergency, or if you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911.
- Non-emergency questions: New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization (EMO): 1-800-561-4034
- Environmental emergencies: 1-800-565-1633
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