Maine CDC Health Advisory

September 15, 2023

Preparing for and Responding to Hurricane Lee

The National Weather Service, in coordination with the National Hurricane Center, is reporting that Maine will experience impacts from Hurricane Lee beginning Friday night into Saturday morning due to a westward shift in the storm track and widening storm radius. The storm is predicted to slowly weaken to a Category 1 storm and eventually downgrade to a tropical storm as it makes landfall. Tropical storm force winds, coastal flooding and high surf, and riverine flooding are all possible impacts from the storm. Central Maine Power has said that Maine could see impacts to the power grid which could be worsened due to the heavy rainfall received this summer and the risk of fallen trees or branches. Health care providers can help Mainers prepare for and respond to the hurricane.

Advisory (PDF)