MEMA Jose Update 9/16/17 4:30 p.m.

Tropical storm will pass close to Cape and Islands...

From the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency:

Hurricane Jose (info as of 3:00 PM on 9/16)

This afternoon, the National Weather Service provided additional information regarding the potential impacts of Hurricane #Jose as it approaches New England. The main impacts from this storm are not expected to begin until late Tuesday, with most of the impacts expected on Wednesday. The two main concerns remain high surf and rip currents (beginning tomorrow) and significant beach erosion, especially on south facing beaches.

There is still a fair amount of uncertainty with the expected track and intensity of the storm. The most likely scenario is that Jose weakens to a Tropical Storm passing close to the Cape/Islands
• Tropical Storm winds, strongest of those across the Cape and Islands. Scattered tree damage and power outages;
• Minor to moderate coastal flooding with significant beach erosion possible. Flooded shore roads during high tide with minor property damage;
• 2-4” of rain, may result in some street flooding;
• 15 to 25 foot seas just offshore, resulting in dangerous conditions for mariners

MEMA continues to monitor Jose’s progress and forecasts and will provide updated information.

PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION
• Have an emergency plan and a well stocked emergency kit: www.mass.gov/mema/ready
• Download our Massachusetts Alerts app for weather warnings and other emergency alerts for your area on your iOS or Android: www.mass.gov/mema/mobileapp
• Take steps to prepare for hurricanes: mass.gov/mema/hurricanes


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