People watch rough surf and waves, remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, crash along the shore of Bailey Island, Maine, on Saturday, Sept 16, 2023. (AP Photo/Jim Gerberich)

Hurricane Lee Heads Towards New England

BOSTON, MAINE ( – Harbors in Maine and off the New England coasts are resembling ghost towns as many people bring their boats ashore and houses board up amid the anticipation of Hurricane Lee.

A boat named Eden Star is pulled ashore by its owners in preparation for the hurricane.

The hurricane is currently more than 400 miles (640 kilometers) wide with wind speeds up to 80 mph (120 kph) as of now. Landfall is expected Saturday afternoon with wind speeds estimated to top 40 mph (64 kph).

The region experienced a high level of unusually aggressive rain, wind, and thunderstorms this past week as many hope the hurricane will signal the end of the tormenting weather.

Utility workers from as far as Tennessee are expected to travel to the east coast to be on standby ready to fix what the hurricane may destroy.

A city worker watches as high waves crash onto the walking bridge in Maine.

The storm is projected to hit Maine and northern parts of New England, as well as southern regions of Canada.

Residents who may live in the area are encouraged to stay updated with local weather stations and prepare for high winds and rain.

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