Hurricane Lee Poses Threat to NYC and Boston; East Coast on High Alert

Hurricane Lee is rapidly gaining strength and moving towards the East Coast, posing a threat to New York City and Boston. Currently a Category 4 hurricane, it is expected to become a Category 5 in the next few days. The storm is currently located 700 miles east of the Leeward Islands and could reach New York City and Boston by next weekend. President Joe Biden has been briefed on the hurricane’s trajectory and the preparations being made by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

FEMA has already deployed assets to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in anticipation of the storm. The potential impact of Hurricane Lee should not be underestimated, as it is expected to bring life-threatening surf and rip currents to the Lesser Antilles by Friday.

The National Weather Service has issued warnings about the impending swells that are expected to hit various areas including the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, and Bermuda this weekend. Ernesto Morales from the National Weather Service advised people to stay away from the beaches due to the predicted waves between 10 and 15 feet.

Hurricane Lee is the 12th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, which occurs from June 1 to November 30 and typically peaks in September. Another storm, Tropical Storm Margot, has formed and become the 13th named storm after forming on Thursday evening near the Cabo Verde Islands.

The United States is still recovering from the damage caused by Hurricane Idalia, which made landfall in Florida in late August. The storm brought heavy rain and deadly surges to parts of the Sunshine State, causing havoc in Georgia and the Carolinas, and resulting in four deaths.

New York City is still recovering from the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, which caused significant damage and numerous deaths worldwide. As Hurricane Lee approaches, residents of New York City and Boston are preparing for a potentially significant storm. It is crucial for residents to follow the warnings and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety.

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