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Tracking: Hurricane Lee

Storm Updates

  • (September 7, 2023) The center of Hurricane Lee was located near latitude 16.1 North, longitude 48.6 West. Lee is moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph and this motion is expected to continue through Friday.  A slower motion toward the west-northwest is forecast over the weekend. Maximum sustained winds remain near 80 mph  with higher gusts.

    Rapid intensification is expected to begin later today, and Lee is forecast to become a major hurricane by early Friday. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles. The estimated minimum central pressure is 989 mb.

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The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is the City of Auburndale’s base of command during any declared emergency situation. Representatives from each department join the EOC when it is in operation to manage the City’s resources and services during a natural or man-made disaster. Our Emergency Operations Center is typically activated to deal with the impact of hurricanes during the Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Hurricane Wind Scale

  • Category 1 (74-95 mph): Very dangerous winds will produce some damage
  • Category 2 (96-110 mph): Extremely dangerous winds will cause extensive damage
  • Category 3 (111-129 mph): Devastating damage will occur
  • Category 4 (130-156 mph): Catastrophic damage will occur
  • Category 5 (157+ mph): Catastrophic damage will occur


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Link to Florida State Emergency Response Team website