MEMA Jose Update 9/17/17 11:00 a.m.

Rain, wind coming mainly on Wednesday

From the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency:

Hurricane Jose (info as of 9:30 AM on 9/17/17)

As of 5:00 AM Sunday, Hurricane Jose, a Category 1 hurricane, was located about 420 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras. Maximum sustained winds were 80 MPH and it was moving due north at 8 MPH. Jose is expected to continue moving northward for the next 48 hours, then turn to the northeast and weaken to a tropical storm as it passes offshore of New England Tuesday and Wednesday.

IMPACTS
The main impacts from this storm are not expected to begin until late Tuesday, with most of the impacts expected on Wednesday. The main concerns with Jose remain heavy rain, tropical storm force winds over southeastern Massachusetts, high surf and rip currents (beginning today), minor to moderate coastal flooding, and significant beach erosion, especially on south facing beaches.

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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