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Hurricane Lee: Situational Report #003 – Final Report

Published on: September 16, 2023

Date of Release: Saturday, September 16, 2023

Time of release: 1:00 PM

Incident or Event Overview


The BCREPC held its final storm coordination meeting Saturday, September 16th at 10:00 AM for a post-impact discussion of impacts from and response to what is now post-tropical cyclone Lee.

The Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC), which was staffed through the night and officially activated at 5:00 AM, will continue to respond to town requests for resources and assistance throughout the day. Situational Report #003 concludes reporting for this event.

Impacts/ Potential Impacts

  • Wind gusts peaked between 50 and 60 MPH overnight Friday and into the early morning hours on Saturday, with some stronger gusts on the outer Cape.
  • Erosion and storm damage resulting from coastal flooding is currently under assessment by Coastal Zone Management (CZM) and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension.
  • Overcast skies and gusty winds are anticipated through Saturday afternoon. Gusts between 30 and 40 MPH are possible as the storm moves away from our region.
  • Dangerous surf and rip currents are expected to continue throughout the weekend.

Updates from Agencies/Utilities


  • A Type 3 ERP will continue as restoration efforts move toward completion.
  • 9,500 customers lost power Cape-wide during this event, with all but 350 customers without service as of 10:00 AM.
  • A downed wire was addressed on Route 6 near Exit 86 in Orleans. Repairs continue with assistance of state police and without outages.

Verizon: Crews/resources in place and on standby.

National Grid: No issues reported.

Regional Shelter Update

The BCREPC has determined that post-impact sheltering is not needed.

Weather Forecast Overview

Advisories, Watches, and Warnings

MEMA Operations

MEMA is operating at Level III (partial activation) and is prepared for 24/7 operations through the weekend if needed.

Preparedness and Safety Information

The storm continues to create dangerous marine conditions including high surf and rip tides. The public is asked to remain a safe distance from beach areas.

Stay Informed

For additional information and updated forecasts, see (National Weather Service Norton) and (National Weather Service Albany).  

Utilize MEMA’s real-time power outage viewer to stay informed about current power outages in your community and region, and across the state, including information from utility companies about restoration times: .

Online Resources/Links