Friday, August 26, 2011
Hurricane Irene: MA South Coast, Cape and Islands MEMA update
The current, most likely path for Irene puts it crossing Long Island at Smithtown, moving northeast through
, and entering Hartford Massachusetts just east of . Springfield Hurricane force winds are projected for 30 miles west of the center of the storm to about 90 miles east.
Director Schwartz pointed out the hazards to expect on the
South Coast and Cape & Islands, including rip currents that are already happening on beaches, storm surges, and 25+ foot seas. Coastal erosion and flooding are likely to be worsened by the new moon tides. South Coast