Hurricane Lee

Situational information and resources for New Brunswickers.

Situational update

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:

Be prepared for 72 hours

Are you ready? Information and tips on how to prepare yourself to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours.

What to do when a Hurricane Watch or Warning is issued

Things you should do in anticipation of a hurricane.

Public Advisories and Alerts 24 Hour Emergency Update

Stay up to date on the latest advisories and alerts.

In your community

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.

Weather monitoring

Access New Brunswick weather information from Environment Canada.

Hurricane tracking and updates can be found on the Hurricane forecasts and facts (

Road conditions and transportation

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)

Power outages

Get the latest on power outages from NB Power

Generator safety

Making sure it’s properly installed will help keep you and your family safe during power outages.

How to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

In the event of a power outage learn how to prevent the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Food safety during a power outage (PDF)

Keep your food safe during a power outage.

Emergency preparedness for safe infant feeding (PDF)

Safe Infant Feeding in Emergencies

Emergency and non-emergency phone numbers (toll-free)

  • Non-emergency questions: New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization (EMO): 1-800-561-4034
  • Environmental emergencies: 1-800-565-1633

Mental health and wellness resources

It is natural to feel stress, anxiety, grief, and worry during and after a stressful situation.

Everyone reacts differently, and your own feelings will change over time. Notice and accept how you feel. Self-care during a stressful situation will help your long-term healing. Taking care of your emotional health will help you think clearly and protect yourself and your loved ones.