City of Revere Hurricane Lee Preparedness
September 16, 2023
The City’s Emergency Response personnel are closely monitoring the approach of Hurricane Lee and have implemented plans to deal with potential hazards.
Latest weather forecasts track the storm east New England with peak winds in our area of 20-25 mph and gusts up to 45 mph between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. Saturday, with steady rain.
As of 8AM Saturday, September 16, the City has the following plans in place:
As Hurricane Lee has been downgraded and poses less of a flooding threat to Revere, Public Safety officials have determined that it will be unnecessary to close the Beachmont/Winthrop Parkway flood gates.
- Revere-311 will be on call beginning at 5:00 a.m. Saturday, to field resident concerns and questions. Residents are reminded that calls to 911 should be limited to EMERGENCY SITUATIONS ONLY.
- Department of Public Works crews will be on standby beginning at 5 a.m. Saturday to manage reports of fallen trees and branches.
- National Grid will have crews on standby to manage downed or threatened power lines.
- The City and the Department of Conservation and Recreation are coordinated to man the Bennington Street Pump Station for operation if necessary.
- Revere Fire Department and Revere Police Department will activate additional personnel beginning Friday night and will be prepared to mobilize hi-water rescue operations if necessary.
- The Revere Water & Sewer Department will have personnel on call overnight Friday with additional staff on duty Saturday. 8-inch pumps will be activated as needed at the Martin Street and Oak Island tide gates.
- Water and Sewer Department staff will prepare and distribute sand bags to residents from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the BEACHMONT SCHOOL PARKING LOT FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15.
- Red Cross Emergency Vehicles will be staged at the Amazon facility parking lot on Squire Road and available to respond to situations as they arise.
These plans have been updated as of SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 and will continue to be monitored as Hurricane Lee’s track becomes clearer and weather forecasts more precise.