Hurricane Lee Alert: Warning for Kuwaiti residents in Canada
20 September 2023, 12:00 AM
31 October 2023, 12:00 AM
The Kuwaiti Embassy in Canada has issued a warning to its citizens living in the southwestern region of Canada, encompassing Nova Scotia and surrounding areas, to be vigilant and prepared for the impending arrival of Hurricane Lee.
The storm is projected to be more than 400 miles (640 kilometers) wide with tropical-storm-force winds when it reaches land, creating worries of power outages in Maine, the nation’s most heavily forested state, where the ground is saturated and trees are weakened from heavy summer rains.
Lee remained a hurricane with 80 mph (128 kph) winds at night as it headed toward New England and eastern Canada with 20-foot (6-meter) ocean swells, strong winds and rain. Forecasters said there would be winds topping 40 mph (64 kph) across the region, with peak winds reaching upward of 65 mph (104 kph), ahead of landfall expected Saturday afternoon .
They strongly advise all Kuwaiti residents in these areas to follow the guidance and directives provided by local authorities. In case of any emergency or urgent assistance, citizens are urged to reach out to the embassy through the dedicated emergency phone line at 0016135136576.