The post-tropical cyclone hit Long Island in Nova Scotia and has since created extensive disruptions.
Post-tropical cyclone Lee, once a powerful hurricane, is anticipated to gradually lose its strength as it drifts away from Canada and heads towards the Atlantic Ocean.
According to an article published by CNN, post-tropical cyclone Lee, previously a formidable hurricane, is expected to gradually weaken as it moves away from Canada into the Atlantic Ocean. The post-tropical cyclone made landfall on Long Island in Nova Scotia and has since caused widespread disruption.
As of its final advisory, Lee, the post-tropical cyclone, sustained winds of 45 mph while moving northward, causing power outages and affecting coastal areas in the northeastern United States and Atlantic Canada. One tragic casualty was reported in Florida, where a 15-year-old boy drowned due to turbulent wave conditions attributed to Hurricane Lee, now a post-tropical cyclone.
The boy had been seen clinging to a floating raft before it drifted away, and his body was later recovered. Lee’s, the post-tropical cyclone’s, impact was felt in Canada, with 50,000 customers in Nova Scotia and 8,000 in New Brunswick experiencing power outages.
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In Maine, strong winds, including gusts of 83 mph in Perry and 63 mph in Roque Bluffs, leftover 20,000 homes and businesses without power.
According to an article published by Aol, eastern New Brunswick anticipated an additional inch of rain, prompted by the post-tropical cyclone, which led to warnings of power outages and the need for residents to stock up on essentials for at least 72 hours.
States of emergency were declared in Maine and Massachusetts, and President Joe Biden authorized the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate disaster relief efforts in response to Lee, the post-tropical cyclone.
Boston’s Logan International Airport faced significant flight cancellations, with 23% of incoming and 24% of outgoing flights affected, according to FlightAware. Overall, Lee’s, the post-tropical cyclone’s, impact resulted in significant disruptions and safety precautions across affected regions.