NewsHurricane Beryl's wrath leaves Caribbean islands devastated

Hurricane Beryl's wrath leaves Caribbean islands devastated

Beryl wreaks havoc in the Caribbean
Beryl wreaks havoc in the Caribbean
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2:53 PM EDT, July 3, 2024

Beryl struck the Caribbean islands, causing massive damage. Recordings showing the effects of the Category 5 hurricane are shocking. Toppled buildings, ripped-off roofs, and trees broken like matchsticks were devastation caused by winds blowing as fast as 160 mph.

Hurricane Beryl hit Grenada, Saint Vincent, and the Grenadines on Monday, July 1—islands located at the border of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The storm resulted in extensive infrastructure damage.

Toppled buildings, ripped-off roofs, broken trees, damaged power infrastructure, as well as floods and inundations—these are the effects of Beryl, which reached the fifth and highest category on the Saffir-Simpson scale during its impact. According to information from "Daily Mail," six people lost their lives as a result of the disaster. Missing persons are still being searched for. There are severe problems with the availability of potable water and food.

Photos and recordings from the Caribbean islands have appeared online, showing the immense tragedy. A post-apocalyptic landscape in a place that usually looks like paradise. Experts from the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, called Hurricane Beryl a "weather monster". The following images clearly show the scale of the destruction.

During a press conference on Tuesday, Prime Minister of Grenada, Dickon Mitchell, stated that many roads on the island are impassable. This hinders aid and the assessment of the actual impact of the disaster. "The possibility of more fatalities remains a grim reality, as movement is still minimal," the Prime Minister admitted, as quoted by "Daily Mail".

Hurricane Beryl is heading towards Jamaica

The bad news doesn’t end there, as hurricane Beryl is approaching its next target—Jamaica. According to the American National Hurricane Center (NHC) forecasts, Beryl will move quickly across the Caribbean Sea to hit Jamaica on Wednesday, July 3, around 8:00 AM EST. The "weather monster" is expected to reach the coast of Mexico during the night from Thursday to Friday.

Beryl is blowing at speeds of up to 160 mph. In the history of measurements, it is the earliest Category 5 hurricane. The hurricane season in the Atlantic lasts from June 1 to November 30, but so far the strongest storms usually formed later in the season. Beryl has deviated from this pattern.

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