Hur­ri­cane could im­pact North­east next week

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

DEEP RIVER, CONN. » Mari­nas, coastal res­i­dents and oth­ers in the North­east are keep­ing a wary eye on Hur­ri­cane Jose as it spins in the At­lantic Ocean, threat­en­ing to men­ace the re­gion by the mid­dle of next week.

At the Brewer Fid­dler’s Cove Ma­rina in Fal­mouth, Mass., on Cape Cod, man­ager Scott Car­pen­ter said Fri­day that one cus­tomer had asked for his boat to be hauled out ahead of the storm, but they have not made other storm-re­lated plans.

“I don’t trust the weather peo­ple. Once it gets a lit­tle closer, we’ll start mak­ing de­ci­sions,” Car­pen­ter said.

The storm was cen­tered about 485 miles south­west of Ber­muda on Fri­day, with max­i­mum sus­tained winds of 75 mph. The Na­tional Hur­ri­cane Cen­ter said Jose was ex­pected to pass well off­shore of North Carolina early next week, though strong winds could ap­proach the Outer Banks.

It was too soon to de­ter­mine any other di­rect im­pacts from U.S., ac­cord­ing to the hur­ri­cane cen­ter, but it en­cour­aged East Coast res­i­dents from North Carolina on up to mon­i­tor the storm’s progress.

The storm formed Sept. 5 in the open At­lantic, brushed north­east Caribbean is­lands as a Cat­e­gory 4 storm and did a loop be­fore track­ing west again to­ward the U.S.

No boaters at the Brewer Deep River Ma­rina in Con­necti­cut have asked yet for their ves­sels to be taken out of the wa­ter ahead of Jose, of­fice man­ager Delia Cabral said.

“Any­body who may be com­ing out for win­ter stor­age, they might think of do­ing that sooner than later,” she said. “We’ll prob­a­bly know Mon­day what our plan will be.”

PHOTOS BY JULIO CORTEZ — ASSOCIATED PRESS

A beach­goer walks along the At­lantic Ocean in Manasquan, N.J., on Thurs­day. Wave ac­tion has in­ten­si­fied as a re­sult of Hur­ri­cane Jose.

A cou­ple sits by the At­lantic Ocean in Sea­side Heights, N.J., on Thurs­day as waves crash onto the beach.

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