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AssistAlert: Hurricane Lee Gains Strength

AssistAlert: Hurricane Lee Gains Strength


AssistAlert: Hurricane Lee Gains Strength


Originating off the coast of Guinea, what was a Category 1 hurricane Thursday has intensified to a Category 4, doubling its windspeeds in just under a day. Having strengthened briefly to a Category 5 briefly before falling again to a Category 4, Hurricane Lee boasts sustained wind speeds of 155 mph and is currently hanging just 550 miles east of the Leeward Islands. The storm is expected to pass over the southwestern Atlantic early next week and it is unknown, as of yet, if the hurricane will impact the US mainland.


  • Monitor media for weather updates and advisories
  • Confirm all travel reservations in advance
  • Have an emergency bag/kit prepared in the event of evacuation
  • Charge battery powered devices in anticipation of outages


Members are encouraged to contact Assist America if travel assistance is required.



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