Bill and Bonnie Davis of Louisville, Kentucky, get a little surprise as they were getting their picture taken with the breaking waves at the Seawall picnic area in Manset. The unusualy high tide and the swells created by Hurricane Juan caused large braking waves along the coast in September 2003. Credit: Gabor Degre / BDN

Maine is likely to receive the first direct hit from a hurricane in more than 30 years this weekend, when Hurricane Lee is expected to make its way into the Gulf of Maine sometime on Saturday. 

The current projected path would see the brunt of the storm’s force hit midcoast and Down East Maine during the day on Saturday, though it is expected to be downgraded to a category one storm by then, if not a tropical storm. 

Maine doesn’t get hurricanes very often. The last big storm to hit Maine was Hurricane Bob in 1991. Other, more recent hurricanes that hit the northeastern U.S., like Irene and Sandy, didn’t make much of an impact here in Maine.

It’s a rare occurrence for Mainers. So we want to know: how do you plan to prepare for Lee’s potential arrival on Saturday? Let us know in the form below, and we’ll share what you have to say in a story later this week.

Emily Burnham is a Maine native and proud Bangorian, covering business, the arts, restaurants and the culture and history of the Bangor region.