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Hurricane Beryl hits Bridgetown, Barbados

Hurricane Beryl is barreling towards Jamaica as a Category 4 storm with 155mph winds after charting a lethal path by Grenada and St Vincent and the Grenadines, destroying buildings and killing at the very least seven.

Beryl intensified to the earliest Category 5 storm recorded within the Atlantic in a single day earlier than weakening again to Category 4 on Tuesday. The storm made landfall within the Windward Islands on Monday, the place it “flattened” Carriacou Island inside half an hour, Grenada Prime Minister Dickon Mitchell stated.

Hurricane Beryl has killed at the very least seven folks: Three in Grenada, three in northern Venezuela and one in St Vincent and the Grenadines. One of the victims died in Grenada’s capital after a tree fell on their house, Mitchell stated.

This night, the Category 4 storm will deliver as much as three ft of storm surge to Hispaniola.

Hurricane Beryl will attain Jamaica, which is now below a Hurricane Warning, on Wednesday. Residents of the Cayman Islands are additionally bracing for Hurricane Beryl to hit on Thursday night time. The storm will probably keep power because it travels.

The Category 4 hurricane additionally has the potential to hit Texas over the weekend, based on projections from the National Weather Service.

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Video: Hurricane Beryl hits Bridgetown, Barbados

Hurricane Beryl hits Bridgetown, Barbados

Katie Hawkinson3 July 2024 06:00

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines undergo ‘horrendous’ damages, prime minister says

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines have suffered a whole bunch of hundreds of thousands of {dollars} value of “horrendous” damages after Hurricane Beryl, the prime minister stated.

“This is a horrific hurricane,” stated Ralph Gonsalves, prime minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to Al Jazeera, including that homes, faculties and well being services have been with out electrical energy and a few components did not have ingesting water

“On the main island of Saint Vincent, we have had substantial damage, horrendous damage but not to the same extent as the devastation in the southern part,” he stated on Tuesday.

“It could be hundreds of millions of dollars worth of damage and loss.”

Damaged constructions and trees are pictured after the pass of Hurricane Beryl in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Damaged constructions and timber are pictured after the cross of Hurricane Beryl in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (RALPH GONSALVES by way of REUTERS)

Stuti Mishra3 July 2024 05:35

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President Biden speaks on excessive climate and local weather disaster

As Hurricane Beryl rages by the Caribbean Sea, President Joe Biden spoke on the impacts of the local weather disaster.

“Everyone who wilfully denies the impacts of climate change is condemning the American people to a dangerous future, and either is really, really dumb or has some other motive,” Biden stated on Tuesday afternoon.

Record-warm ocean temperatures gave Hurricane Beryl the power to develop from a tropical melancholy to a Category 4 storm in a matter of days.

While pure climate patterns like La Nina may also help drive catastrophic storms like Hurricane Beryl, the human-driven local weather disaster nonetheless performs a task, as oceans take up greater than 90 % of extra warmth produced by greenhouse gases.

High water temperatures can contribute to sea degree rise and harm marine life along with fueling sturdy storms like Hurricane Beryl. Ocean temperatures will probably proceed to rise even when we curb greenhouse fuel emissions, based on NOAA.

A man looks at damaged fishing boats after Hurricane Beryl blew through Barbados
A person appears to be like at broken fishing boats after Hurricane Beryl blew by Barbados (Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Katie Hawkinson3 July 2024 05:01

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X labeled AccuWeather’s Hurricane Beryl map as misinformation. Meteorologists fear it might price lives

AccuWeather meteorologists say X labeled their projected Hurricane Beryl path as “false information” however allowed different apparent misinformation on the location – a call that would price lives.

At least six folks have died as Hurricane Beryl sweeps by the jap Caribbean.

Katie Hawkinson3 July 2024 04:00

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Video: Hurricane Beryl hits Bridgetown, Barbados

Hurricane Beryl hits Bridgetown, Barbados

Katie Hawkinson3 July 2024 03:00

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In photographs: Devastation in Bequia after Hurricane Beryl

Hurricane Beryl destroyed houses and knocked out energy because it handed by Bequia, the most important island within the Grenadines.

At least one particular person died on the island due to the storm, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves stated on Monday. The hurricane additionally broken or destroyed 90 % of houses on the nation’s Union Island.

Hurricane Beryl destroyed hundreds of buildings and killed six people when it ripped through the eastern Caribbean, including the island of Bequia, pictured
Hurricane Beryl destroyed a whole bunch of buildings and killed six folks when it ripped by the jap Caribbean, together with the island of Bequia, pictured (Louis Wilson/ Provided)
Hurricane Beryl destroyed several homes, pictured, on the island of Bequia
Hurricane Beryl destroyed a number of houses, pictured, on the island of Bequia (Louis Wilson/Provided)

Katie Hawkinson3 July 2024 02:00

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Hurricane Beryl grew to become earliest Category 5 hurricane on document within the Atlantic

Hurricane Beryl has now overwhelmed two historic data within the Atlantic.

Beryl was named the earliest Category 5 hurricane recorded within the Atlantic after it strengthened late on Monday, the National Hurricane Center has stated. The earlier title was held by Hurricane Emily, who reached Category 5 on July 16, 2005.

Beryl was additionally named the earliest-ever Category 4 hurricane because it approached the jap Caribbean over the weekend, in addition to the one Category 4 within the month of June.

In this class, Beryl beat Hurricane Dennis, which grew to become a Category 4 storm on July 8, 2005.

The lethal storm weakened again right down to a Category 4 on Tuesday afternoon. It is now barreling in the direction of Jamaica, the place officers warn residents ought to rush life-saving protections to completion.

Katie Hawkinson3 July 2024 01:00

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Watch: Plane flies into the attention of Hurricane Beryl

Plane flies into the attention of Hurricane Beryl

Katie Hawkinson3 July 2024 00:00

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Video: Hurricane Beryl tears roof off faculty as storm rips by Caribbean

Hurricane Beryl tears roof off faculty as storm rips by Caribbean

Katie Hawkinson2 July 2024 23:00

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Life-saving protections in Jamaica ought to be ‘rushed to completion,’ forecasters warn

Measures to guard life and property in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands ought to be “rushed to completion,” the National Weather Service stated early Tuesday night.

“Life-threatening winds and storm surge” will hit Jamaica on Wednesday earlier than shifting to the Cayman Islands that night, the NWS forecasts.

Life-threatening flash flooding will influence Jamaica and southern Hispaniola by Wednesday night time.

The NWS stated there’s nonetheless uncertainty about Beryl’s path afterward — nevertheless, projections present it might hit southern Texas by the week’s finish.

The National Weather Service charts Hurricane Beryl’s path on Tuesday night
The National Weather Service charts Hurricane Beryl’s path on Tuesday night time (National Weather Service)

Katie Hawkinson2 July 2024 22:30

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