July 17, 2024

Westside People

Complete News World

Hurricane Beryl strengthens to Category 5 storm as it moves toward Jamaica after making landfall: Live updates

Hurricane Beryl strengthens to Category 5 storm as it moves toward Jamaica after making landfall: Live updates
Hurricane Beryl hits Caribbean as Category 4 storm

Hurricane Beryl has strengthened to a Category 5 storm after making landfall in the Windward Islands as it heads toward Jamaica.

The National Hurricane Center said the hurricane was located about 840 miles (1,355 kilometers) east-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, with maximum sustained winds of 160 mph (260 kph).

As the earliest Category 4 hurricane on record, Beryl brought deadly conditions to the Grenadines, Carriacou Island and Grenada on Monday, killing at least one person.

Grenada Prime Minister Deacon Mitchell said officials had received “widespread reports of destruction and devastation in Carriacou and Petite Martinique.”

“In half an hour, Kariakoo was crushed.”

Mr Mitchell said he could not provide information on injuries or deaths until Monday afternoon.

A computer model of Hurricane Beryl’s many possible paths, known as the “spaghetti” model, has shown the path the devastating storm could take as it moves toward the southeastern United States.

The model showed the storm could blow toward the Gulf Coast, near eastern Texas and Louisiana. However, meteorologists won’t be able to make a definitive judgment on Beryl’s potential impact on the United States until it gets much closer.

1719901072

Hurricane Beryl ‘continues to intensify’, Jamaica under warning

Hurricane Beryl, a Category 5 storm, “continues to strengthen,” the National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory.

Heavy rain and flash flooding are possible in parts of Jamaica on Wednesday.

There is also a tropical storm warning in effect for Hispaniola.

Date of arrival of strong tropical winds
Date of arrival of strong tropical winds (National Hurricane Center)

Stute MishraJuly 2, 2024 07:17

1719898200

In pictures: Hurricane Beryl wreaks havoc in Bridgetown, Barbados

Cars drive through a debris-strewn street in Bridgetown, Barbados, after Hurricane Beryl hit the island.
Cars drive through a debris-strewn street in Bridgetown, Barbados, after Hurricane Beryl hit the island. (Reuters)
A collapsed scaffold hangs from a building in Bridgetown, Barbados, after Hurricane Beryl hit the island.
A collapsed scaffold hangs from a building in Bridgetown, Barbados, after Hurricane Beryl hit the island. (Reuters)
A woman walks through a debris-strewn street in Bridgetown, Barbados, after Hurricane Beryl hit the island.
A woman walks through a debris-strewn street in Bridgetown, Barbados, after Hurricane Beryl hit the island. (Reuters)

Stute MishraJuly 2, 2024 06:30

1719896457

One dead in Grenada after Hurricane Beryl devastates Carriacou Island

Hurricane Beryl brought deadly conditions to the Grenadines, Carriacou Island and Grenada on Monday, killing at least one person.

Grenada Prime Minister Deacon Mitchell said one person had died, but he could not yet say if there were any others killed.

“We hope there will be no more deaths or injuries. But keep in mind the challenge we face in Carriacou and Petite Martinique,” he said.

He said authorities had not yet been able to assess the situation on the islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique, where there were initial reports of extensive damage but communications were largely cut off.

Mr Mitchell added that the government would send people first thing on Tuesday morning to assess the situation on the islands.

Hurricane Beryl made landfall in the Windward Islands as a Category 4 storm, the first on record to reach that intensity.

Officials said they had received “widespread reports of destruction.”

Streets from St. Lucia south to Grenada were littered with shoes, trees, downed power lines and other debris.

Damaged outdoor furniture is seen in a flooded area after Hurricane Beryl passed through Oistins Gardens, Christ Church, Barbados.
Damaged outdoor furniture is seen in a flooded area after Hurricane Beryl passed through Oistins Gardens, Christ Church, Barbados. (AFP via Getty Images)
A flooded car park is seen after Hurricane Beryl passed through Worthing, Christchurch, Barbados.
A flooded car park is seen after Hurricane Beryl passed through Worthing, Christchurch, Barbados. (AFP via Getty Images)

Stute MishraJuly 2, 2024 06:00

1719893855

Hurricane Beryl Strengthens to ‘Potentially Catastrophic’ Category 5 as It Heads for Jamaica

Hurricane Beryl has strengthened to a Category 5 storm after making landfall in the Windward Islands as it heads toward Jamaica.

The National Hurricane Center said the hurricane was located about 840 miles (1,355 kilometers) east-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, with maximum sustained winds of 160 mph (260 kph).

Beryl has now become only the second storm ever to reach Category 5 intensity in July, after Emily did so in 2005.

The storm is expected to remain a major hurricane as it moves through the Caribbean.

“Fluctuations in strength are likely over the next day or so, but Beryl is expected to remain near major hurricane intensity as it moves into the central Caribbean and passes near Jamaica on Wednesday,” the National Hurricane Center said.

Stute MishraJuly 2, 2024 05:17

1719892860

WATCH: Major airport faces delays, cancellations due to Hurricane Beryl

Flights were delayed and canceled at Piarco International Airport in Trinidad and Tobago as Hurricane Beryl swept across the eastern Caribbean, stranding travelers Monday afternoon.

People line up outside an office at Piarco International Airport after flights were cancelled due to Hurricane Beryl.
People line up outside an office at Piarco International Airport after flights were cancelled due to Hurricane Beryl. (Reuters)
Travelers wait at Piarco International Airport as flights were delayed and canceled due to Hurricane Beryl.
Travelers wait at Piarco International Airport as flights were delayed and canceled due to Hurricane Beryl. (Reuters)

Katie HawkinsonJuly 2, 2024 05:01

1719889237

Watch Hurricane Beryl Make Landfall in the Southeastern Caribbean

Hurricane Beryl hits Caribbean as Category 4 storm

Katie HawkinsonJuly 2, 2024 04:00

1719885637

WATCH: Medium-sized vortices swirl in the eye of Hurricane Beryl

Katie HawkinsonJuly 2, 2024 03:00

1719882037

Computer models show possible path for Hurricane Beryl to hit US

The model shows the storm likely to move toward the Gulf Coast, near eastern Texas and Louisiana. However, meteorologists won’t be able to make a definitive decision on Beryl’s potential impact on the United States until it gets much closer. That could take several days.

Gulf Coast residents should check with their local National Weather Service office for updated weather information.

A “spaghetti model” of Hurricane Beryl, showing the different possible paths the storm could take in the coming days. One path, highlighted in pink, shows the storm blowing toward the Gulf Coast near Texas and Louisiana. (Tropical Tedbits.com)

Katie HawkinsonJuly 2, 2024 02:00

1719880269

Hurricane Beryl Strengthens as It Moves Towards the Caribbean

The hurricane is moving “rapidly across the southeastern Caribbean Sea,” National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hurricane hunters said in an 8 p.m. ET update Monday.

Beryl is moving west-northwest at 21 mph, with maximum speeds of 155 mph.

Graeme MasseyJuly 2, 2024 01:31

1719879102

Hurricane Warning Issued for Jamaica as NOAA Provides Latest Details on Beryl

The National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane warning for Jamaica as Hurricane Beryl continues to cross the Caribbean.

The warning came in the 8 p.m. storm update.

Latest news about Hurricane Beryl
Latest news about Hurricane Beryl (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

Graeme MasseyJuly 2, 2024 01:11