Hochul deploys National Guard as Hurricane Lee moves north

Gov. Kathy Hochul has deployed the National Guard as Hurricane Lee continues to move north.

The governor’s office says 50 soldiers will begin preparations on Long Island.

State agencies are getting ready to respond as the storm may cause potentially dangerous conditions in coastal areas, like high surf, flooding, rip currents and beach erosion.

Hochul is urging New Yorkers to closely monitor the storm’s development this week.

As of Tuesday evening, our First Warning Weather Team said they expect the Capital Region to pretty much miss the effects of Lee, with dry weather, and possibly a bit of a breeze as it passes by to the east.

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