Weakening Hurricane Lee to strike already waterlogged New England

16 days ago

Portland news, Maine news.

Maine is under its first hurricane watch in 15 years as it breaches for Category 1 Hurricane Lee expected to hit the already drenched state by Friday afternoon.

Governor Janet Mills declared a state of emergency as Maine prepares to face the storm of powerful winds and coastal flooding.

Earlier this week, New England was subjected to a deluge of rain, flash flooding, and tornadoes.

Officials are getting ready to deal with any emergencies including power outages.

“It’s a batten-down-the-hatches kind of day,” said a boat owner from Boothbay Harbor Marina where boats were being removed from the storm’s way.