Hurricane Lee

Situational information and resources for New Brunswickers.

Situational update

Last updated: September 17, 2023, 3:00 p.m. This is our last official update.

Cleanup and power restoration efforts are underway following post-tropical storm Lee.

Wind gusts in excess of 85 km/h and rainfall amounts of up to 121 mm were reported during the storm. Downed trees, tree contact with lines and high winds caused power outages throughout much of the province.

Approximately 90,000 NB Power customers were impacted by outages throughout the weekend. In areas where outages are restored, crews are being relocated to where they are most needed. Restoration efforts will continue for the next few days. For latest restoration times, please go to

New Brunswickers are advised to stay away from areas where trees are in contact with powerlines or blocking roadways, and to call 911 if there is an immediate safety concern. They should not prune or remove trees on lines, as direct or indirect contact with power lines can be fatal.

NBEMO is continuing to monitor the situation along with emergency management partners across the province. Assessment and cleanup are ongoing and based on initial information from communities that damages to infrastructure and properties are light, disaster financial assistance is not expected. Wind and surface flooding are insurable losses. Impacted individuals should contact their insurance providers to report damage. As part of any cleanup they should also:

  • Take photos of damage to their homes or properties.
  • Keep receipts of any repairs and replacement purchases.
  • Log the number of hours of work undertaken for residents who are cleaning their own properties, or family members or those who have assisted in the cleanup of their property.

The New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization is activated to Level 1 (enhanced monitoring).

What to do when a Hurricane Watch or Warning is issued

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Public Advisories and Alerts 24 Hour Emergency Update

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In your community

Each municipality has its own emergency response plan and leads the response for emergency events in their area. Check with your municipality or community for emergency updates and support services.

Weather monitoring

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Road conditions and transportation

In the Moncton, Saint John, and Fredericton regions, crews are working to ensure roadways are cleared of trees and debris.

Motorists are advised to be aware of closures and possible interruptions as a result of this weekend’s storm. They should plan ahead if they are considering travel today and continue to check 511 New Brunswick or dial 511 within New Brunswick for updates on the status of closures and the latest road conditions.

Power outages

Get the latest on power outages from NB Power

Generator safety

Making sure it’s properly installed will help keep you and your family safe during power outages.

How to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

In the event of a power outage learn how to prevent the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Food safety during a power outage (PDF)

Keep your food safe during a power outage.

Emergency preparedness for safe infant feeding (PDF)

Safe Infant Feeding in Emergencies

Emergency and non-emergency phone numbers (toll-free)

  • Non-emergency questions: New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization (EMO): 1-800-561-4034
  • Environmental emergencies: 1-800-565-1633

Mental health and wellness resources

It is natural to feel stress, anxiety, grief, and worry during and after a stressful situation. 

Everyone reacts differently, and your own feelings will change over time. Notice and accept how you feel. Self-care during a stressful situation will help your long-term healing. Taking care of your emotional health will help you think clearly and protect yourself and your loved ones.