Lee makes landfall with near-hurricane strength in Canada after moving up Atlantic Ocean

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State of emergency declared ahead of Lee’s arrival

State of emergency declared for Maine, Massachusetts ahead of Hurricane Lee’s arrival


Lee made landfall with near-hurricane strength in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia on Saturday as a post-tropical cyclone, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 70 mph, just below the 74 mph threshold for a Category 1 hurricane, according to the agency.

The onetime hurricane moved up the Atlantic Ocean this week, threatening the U.S. East Coast with life-threatening surf and rip currents.

On Saturday, Lee was lashing parts of New England with heavy rain and causing dangerous storm surge.

Lee made landfall in far western Nova Scotia at around 4 p.m. EDT, the hurricane center said.

As of 5 p.m. EDT, the center of the storm was located about 80 miles south-southeast of Eastport, Maine, and about 150 miles west-southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia, the hurricane center said.

This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.

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