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About our Hurricane Beryl news

Latest news on Hurricane Beryl, providing comprehensive coverage of this powerful Category 5 Atlantic storm, its path, impacts, and preparations across the Caribbean and beyond.

Hurricane Beryl, the second named storm and first major hurricane of the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season, has been causing widespread destruction across the Caribbean. Forming on 28 June, Beryl rapidly intensified to become the earliest Category 5 hurricane on record in the Atlantic basin, with maximum sustained winds reaching 165 mph (270 km/h).

As of 3 July, Beryl has claimed at least 8 lives and caused over $1 billion in damages. The hurricane made landfall on 1 July in Carriacou, Grenada as a Category 4 storm with 150 mph winds, devastating the island. It has since weakened slightly but remains an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane as it approaches Jamaica. Hurricane warnings are in effect for Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, and parts of Cuba, with tropical storm warnings extending to Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

The human toll of Beryl has been severe, with thousands displaced across the southeastern Caribbean. In Union Island, part of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, an estimated 90% of buildings have been destroyed. Katrina Coy, director of the Union Island Environmental Alliance, described the situation as dire, with residents in urgent need of emergency supplies, food, and evacuation assistance. The storm has also caused extensive damage in Grenada, Barbados, and parts of Venezuela.

Beryl's rapid intensification and record-breaking strength have raised concerns about the impact of climate change on hurricane formation and intensity. The storm developed unusually far east for June, fueled by above-average sea surface temperatures across the tropical Atlantic. Its formation as the earliest Category 5 hurricane on record surpassed the previous mark set by Hurricane Emily in 2005 by over two weeks.

As Beryl continues its destructive path through the Caribbean, our NewsNow feed provides constant updates from reliable sources, including the National Hurricane Center, local meteorological offices, and on-the-ground reports. Stay informed about evacuation orders, preparedness measures, and relief efforts as communities brace for and respond to this historic and devastating hurricane.

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