Here is the latest info on Hurricane Lee...
The Tropical Storm Warning is been been removed for Cape Cod and Lee is in the past!
As of Noon, there are 279 customers in Barnstable County without power, as the storm has been more of a wind event on Cape Cod than anything else.
According to NBC 10 Boston meteorologist, Matt Noyes, the strong winds will drop noticeably after Noon today. Winds will continue to gust at 50+ mph until then.
Pounding surf, beach erosion and pockets of midday flooding may affect the Cape.
Before venturing out to any activities that you were planning to go to, call ahead to make sure that the event is still happening. This holds true for ferry service to the islands with The Steamship Authority & Hy-Line Cruises.
Lee is a fast moving storm and should no longer be a weather issue as of this afternoon.
Here are some reminders on things you can do to prepare for the storm...
- Make sure to secure or move indoors any outdoor items you may have...patios umbrellas, patio furniture, garbage cans, etc.
- Now is the time to charge. your cellphones, tablets and laptops so they have a full charge in case you lose power.
- If you do lose power, call Eversource and let them know at (800) 592-2000.
- Also, if you do lose power, remember you can always listen to us and get the latest information on the free iHeartRadio app, so if you don't have the app, download it now from your app store.
- Remember, if you are using a generator, make sure you use it outside. Never use a generator indoors!
- Be careful using candles when the lights go out. It may be safer if you use flashlights instead.
- As for food spoilage...an unopened refrigerator will keep food cold for about 4 hours. A full freezer will keep the temperature for about 48 hours...24 hours if it is half-full.
Also, the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee has released their updated situational report on Hurricane Lee's effect on Cape Cod, including an overall storm overview along with information from agencies and utilities and important online resources and links to have on hand. CLICK HERE to read the report.