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Cape Cod Travelers Prepare for the Storm

Hermine expected to do some damage in Hyannis, Mass.

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    With Hermine on the way to coastal New England, Cape Cod travelers change plans to avoid the storm. (Published Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016)

    With Hermine expected to do some damage along the coast, Cape Cod travelers prepare for the storm.

    “Better safe than sorry,” said crane operator John Baxter.

    Hyannis Marina is usually exclusive to majestic yachts and sleek speed boats, but today, Baxter and his crane are out to help boat owners hoist their vessels out of the water before Hermine takes her toll on the coast of Massachusetts.

    “I think people have been surprised in the past with storms turning out worse than predicted,” Baxter said.

    Cape Cod Residents Prepare for Hermine

    [NECN] Cape Cod Residents Prepare for Hermine
    People on Cape Cod are bracing for heavy rains and high winds as Tropical Storm Hermine makes its way up the coast. (Published Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016)

    With the storm on its way, everyone extended a helping hand to help speed up the process.

    “We couldn’t do it ourselves,” said boat owner Jack Meade. “John is our regular lift guy and extended himself on a Sunday.”

    At Hyannis Terminal, the scene this morning was a bit more rushed.

    “I was a little worried that I wasn’t going to get to Nantucket,” said traveler Leigh Baxter. “I have a week planned there.”

    Weather Forecast: Hermine Brings High Winds to New England

    [NECN] Weather Forecast: Hermine Brings High Winds to New England
    Sunday: Mix of sun and clouds with highs into the low to mid 70s. Breezy by the late afternoon with a NE wind at 10-15 mph. Overnight: Mostly cloudy and windy as gusts pick up to 40 mph along the Cape and Islands, otherwise calm north of the Mass. Pike. Scattered showers move into the southern coastal areas. Labor Day: Rain bands, some heavy at times, associated with Hermine, will mainly stay along the Cape and Islands and south of the Mass. Pike. Otherwise, windy with gusts between 30-50 mph associated with Hermine. Highs near 70 in coastal regions, mid to upper 70s, north. (Published Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016)

    Baxter, along with dozens of other travelers, jumped on an earlier ferry after the steamship authority announced service from the cape to the islands could be canceled, if the weather gets bad.

    On the other side, Chris Hurd and his wife rushed to get back from Nantucket.

    “I got some pretty big meetings and business lined up so, I had to get back for that,” Hurd said.

    Some ferry services have been cancelled in preparation for the storm. The Island Queen ferry service has been cancelled for Sunday and Monday.

    The Steamship Authority has yet to make any cancellations, but could do so later Sunday.


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