Kittery issues press release on JOSE

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Hurricane Jose is expected to move east into the Atlantic this week, causing limited impact on the area.   Current weather models indicate Hurricane Jose will reach southern Maine by Tuesday evening into Wednesday.  The hurricane is expected to cause wave surge, splash over, and strong rip tides.  Winds gusts are expected to reach 30 miles per hour by Wednesday.

Residents and businesses are encouraged to secure loose items in yards and driveways for the duration of the storm.  Watercraft and floats should also be secured in anticipation of wave surges.  The Harbormaster has issued an advisory to mooring holders with specific information.

If you encounter downed tree limbs in roadways, please contact the Department of Public Works at 207-439-0333 during normal business hours, or Kittery Police Department at

207-439-1638.  Do not attempt to move or touch downed wires, as they may be an electrical shock hazard.  If you lose power during the storm, please contact

Central Maine Power Company at 1-800-696-1000.