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Hurricane Beryl on path for Yucatan Peninsula, Gulf of Mexico

Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is bracing for Hurricane Beryl, now a Category 2 storm, to make landfall early Friday morning with 110mph winds and harmful storm surge.

The area will see life-threatening winds, as much as 5 toes of storm surge and as much as ten inches of rainfall, National Hurricane Center Director Michael Brennan mentioned on Thursday afternoon.

Hurricane Beryl will then deliver harmful rip currents to the Gulf Coast over the weekend earlier than doubtless hitting southern Texas Monday, the National Weather Service forecast.

“Just a reminder for people, especially in South Texas, to continue to check back for updates to the forecast,” Brennan mentioned.

Hurricane Beryl has killed not less than ten folks, Reuters studies. Two of these killed — the primary in St George’s, Grenada and the second in Hanover, Jamaica — died after hurricane-force winds knocked timber onto their houses.

Hurricane Beryl devastated Jamaica on Wednesday, knocking out energy to 400,000 and destroying buildings. While the storm is transferring away, rainfall and flash-flooding nonetheless pose a danger to the island.

Grenada was additionally left with “unimaginable” destruction after the storm handed by Monday, Prime Minister Dickon Mitchell mentioned, damaging or destroying 98 p.c of buildings.

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Bird’s eye view: Hurricane Beryl pictured from International Space Station

Hurricane Beryl pictured from the International Space Station on Monday as it raced through the Caribbean Sea
Hurricane Beryl pictured from the International Space Station on Monday because it raced by the Caribbean Sea (NASA)
Hurricane Beryl pictured from the International Space Station on Monday as it raced through the Caribbean Sea
Hurricane Beryl pictured from the International Space Station on Monday because it raced by the Caribbean Sea (Hurricane Beryl pictured from the International Space Station on Monday because it raced by the Caribbean Sea)

Katie Hawkinson5 July 2024 05:01

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ICYMI: Mexico evacuates sea turtle eggs from seashores forward of Beryl

Mexican officers evacuated sea turtle eggs from seashores forward of Hurricane Beryl, the Associated Press studies.

For some eggs, specialists transferred them to safer areas. In different circumstances, they created corrals with sandbags to maintain the eggs protected the place they had been laid, the outlet studies.

“Look, it’s not the best thing to do, but we are facing an emergency in which if they don’t take them out, they all could be lost,” biologist Graciela Tiburcio instructed the AP.

“In a normal situation this would not be right, because this will surely cause mortality,” Tiburcio continued. “There will be a lower rate of hatched eggs, that is the reality. But it’s also a reality that if the nests are left there, they’ll all be lost.”

Two state officials transfer turtle eggs to a safe location ahead of Hurricane Beryl in Cancun, Mexico on Wednesday
Two state officers switch turtle eggs to a protected location forward of Hurricane Beryl in Cancun, Mexico on Wednesday (AP)

Katie Hawkinson5 July 2024 04:00

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Video: When will Hurricane Beryl hit Texas?

When will Hurricane Beryl hit Texas?

Katie Hawkinson5 July 2024 03:00

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Hurricane Beryl might deliver important rainfall to Texas: meteorologist

AccuWeather Meteorologist Geoff Cornish says Hurricane Beryl might deliver 4 to eight inches of rain to Brownsville, Texas if it hits the area early subsequent week.

“San Antonio and Austin will likely see several inches of rain from Beryl as well,” Cornish mentioned on Thursday.

AccuWeather’s Paul Pastelok warns the storm might stall within the Gulf Coast, driving longer storm situations.

“There is a chance that this storm may stall once it gets onshore in northern Mexico and southern Texas, which could lead to more rainfall and flooding concerns,” Pastelok mentioned. The National Weather Service mentioned Beryl has the potential to hit Texas on Monday into Tuesday.

For now, the Category 2 storm is ready to make landfall on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula within the coming hours.

Katie Hawkinson5 July 2024 02:00

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In footage: Mexico braces for Hurricane Beryl

Workers board up a business to avoid damage ahead of Hurricane Beryl, in Merida, Mexico on July 3
Workers board up a enterprise to keep away from injury forward of Hurricane Beryl, in Merida, Mexico on July 3 (REUTERS)
A worker installs wood boards on a building's windows ahead of Hurricane Beryl in Playa del Carmen, Mexico on July 3
A employee installs wooden boards on a constructing’s home windows forward of Hurricane Beryl in Playa del Carmen, Mexico on July 3 (REUTERS)
Workers remove a billboard advertisement ahead of Hurricane Beryl in Playa del Carmen, Mexico on July 3
Workers take away a billboard commercial forward of Hurricane Beryl in Playa del Carmen, Mexico on July 3 (Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Katie Hawkinson5 July 2024 01:00

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Hurricane Beryl not a ‘major’ hurricane

Hurricane Beryl weakened to a Category 2 storm this afternoon, with most sustained winds of 110mph.

This means the storm is not a “major hurricane,” which is outlined as Category 3 and above.

However, it’s going to nonetheless deliver life-threatening storm situations to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula — together with a number of in style vacationer locations alongside the coast — within the coming hours.

Katie Hawkinson5 July 2024 00:00

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‘Life-threatening’ situations in Yucatan Peninsula in a single day as menace to Texas grows

Hurricane Beryl, now a Category 2 storm, will deliver “life-threatening” storm situations to the Yucatan Peninsula in a single day, National Hurricane Center Director Michael Brennan mentioned this afternoon.

The storm is ready to hit Texas by early Monday morning.

“We are forecasting some re-strengthening over the Gulf of Mexico as Beryl turns more northwestward and approaches the coast of northeastern Mexico and South Texas,” Brennan mentioned. “We are forecasting it to be at or near hurricane strength by Monday morning, and expecting it to make landfall somewhere in that vicinity.”

Nearby residents ought to carefully monitor the climate forecast and be on excessive alert for harmful water situations within the Gulf Coast over the weekend.

Katie Hawkinson4 July 2024 23:00

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United Nations dedicates $4 million to help for Jamaica, jap Caribbean

The United Nations will put $4 million in the direction of assist efforts in Jamaica, Grenada and St Vincent and the Grenadines within the wake of Hurricane Beryl, the BBC studies.

Earlier this week, the UN mentioned officers in Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are working carefully with native leaders to assist with restoration efforts.

“To date, Grenada and St Vincent’s and the Grenadines have reported hundreds of people in shelters,” a UN spokesperson mentioned.

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has requested for the worldwide group to “show solidarity” with all of the Caribbean nations in Hurricane Beryl’s path, the spokesperson mentioned.

Katie Hawkinson4 July 2024 22:30

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Thursday night forecast: Hurricane Beryl to make landfall on Yucatan Peninsula inside hours

Hurricane Beryl, now a Category 2 storm, will make landfall on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula inside hours, the National Weather Service (NWS) mentioned moments in the past.

“Damaging winds, a dangerous storm surge and flooding rainfall are expected,” the NWS mentioned.

The storm will transfer towards the Gulf Coast over the weekend, the place it’s going to create harmful rip currents. The hurricane is prone to hit southern Texas early subsequent week, forecasters say.

Thursday night’s Hurricane Beryl forecast from the National Weather Service
Thursday evening’s Hurricane Beryl forecast from the National Weather Service (National Weather Service)

Katie Hawkinson4 July 2024 22:03

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Googlebox stars caught in Jamaica as Hurricane Beryl makes landfall: ‘I want to get out’

Googlebox favorites Julie and Tom Malone have revealed they’re caught in Jamaica as Hurricane Beryl makes landfall.

The Channel 4 couple had oped for some solar and leisure after jetting off to Jamaica for his or her summer time vacation, however have as a substitute received caught up within the Category 4 hurricane.

Beryl hit Jamaica earlier this week, with life-threatening rain, 145mph winds and storm surge, with the storm flattening energy traces in Portland.

Googlebox stars caught in Jamaica as Hurricane Beryl strikes: ‘I want to get out’

Googlebox favourites Julie and Tom Malone have revealed they’re caught in Jamaica as Hurricane Beryl makes landfall. The Channel 4 couple had oped for some solar and leisure after jetting off to Jamaica for his or her summer time vacation, however have as a substitute received caught up within the Category 4 hurricane. Beryl hit Jamaica earlier this week, with life-threatening rain, 145mph winds and storm surge, with the storm flattening energy traces in Portland. Posting a video replace on Instagram on Wednesday (3 July), the couple instructed followers they’ve been instructed to remain indoors and never exit. Mr Malone then declares: “I want to get out”. The couple then additionally posted some extra movies displaying the stormy situations.

Katie Hawkinson4 July 2024 21:30

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