The National Weather Service is predicting Hurricane Lee will be hitting New England, and more specifically the southern coast of Maine beginning Friday, September 15, 2023 with the worst impacts of the storm occurring Saturday, September 16, 2023. At this time, a few inches of rainfall, high winds, storm surge and coastal flooding are expected.
Residents and businesses are encouraged to take steps to protect themselves against the potential impacts of the storm. Please see below for important safety reminders and closure information to assist you with preparing for Hurricane Lee:
Contact Public Safety Dispatch at 207-439-1638 if you see:
Downed trees – the significant rainfall this summer has saturated the ground making trees more susceptible to falling from high winds. Call if you see a downed tree along the road that may impede evacuations or Fire and Police access.
Downed Power Lines – never touch a downed line, even if you think it is not a power line, or is not charged or “live”. Kittery Fire and CMP will assess downed lines and determine how to safely move them.
Flooded Roads – a number of Kittery roads are frequently impacted by storm surge and flooding. Obey all traffic safety advisories and do not try to travel roads that have been marked ‘closed”.
- Sign up by visiting the RAVE/Smart911 site by clicking here.
- Or text YorkCountyAlerts to 226787
Additional Safety Information:
- For more details on how you can be prepared for a hurricane, please click here.
- For all official forecast details, please refer to the latest National Hurricane Center forecasts for Hurricane Lee which can be found by clicking here.