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UPDATE: Dangerous Hurricane Beryl closes in on southeast Caribbean

- powerful Category 3 storm expected to slam into Caribbean on Monday, endangering several island communities with life-threatening storm surge, violent winds and flash flooding.
Hurricane Beryl, a powerful Category 3 storm, is expected to slam into the Caribbean on Monday, endangering several island communities with life-threatening storm surge, violent winds and flash flooding. Photo: Zoom Earth
Beryl strengthened into a Category 3 hurricane overnight and is expected to continue to strengthen, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) stated in its 8:00 AM update today, June 30, 2024. Photo: Zoom Earth
Beryl strengthened into a Category 3 hurricane overnight and is expected to continue to strengthen, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) stated in its 8:00 AM update today, June 30, 2024. Photo: Zoom Earth
BBC reported that Barbados' meteorological service issued warnings of power outages and flash flooding, as the eye of the hurricane is expected to pass about 26 miles (45 km) south of the island. Photo: Internet Source
BBC reported that Barbados' meteorological service issued warnings of power outages and flash flooding, as the eye of the hurricane is expected to pass about 26 miles (45 km) south of the island. Photo: Internet Source
Beryl has steadily strengthened over the last 24 hours and is now being classified as a category 1 hurricane according to information from the Virgin Islands (VI) Department of Disaster Management (DDM) released this afternoon, Saturday, June 29, 2024. Photo: DDM
Beryl has steadily strengthened over the last 24 hours and is now being classified as a category 1 hurricane according to information from the Virgin Islands (VI) Department of Disaster Management (DDM) released this afternoon, Saturday, June 29, 2024. Photo: DDM
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Hurricane Beryl is taking aim at the Windward Islands with 120-mph winds. Life-threatening winds and storm surge are expected to hit the islands this morning, according to the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center.

Beryl is a strong Category 3 hurricane Monday morning, July 1, 2024. Winds dropped slightly overnight from a high Sunday of 130 mph, which made it a Category 4 storm.

Beryl remains a major hurricane, which is any hurricane that's Category 3 or higher. A Category 3 storm is one that has sustained winds of at least 111 mph.

"Potentially catastrophic wind damage is expected where the core of Beryl moves through portions of the Windward Islands," the National Hurricane Center said.

Islands most @ risk

The hurricane’s core is most at risk of striking Grenada, St Vincent or the Grenadines beginning early Monday morning. Beryl is expected to remain a major hurricane as it barrels through the Windward Islands on Monday and continues moving through the Caribbean early this week.

Beryl’s arrival marks an exceptionally early – and likely devastating – start to the Atlantic hurricane season. It reached Category 4 strength on Sunday, making it the earliest storm of such strength on record in the Atlantic Ocean and the only Category 4 storm ever recorded in the month of June. By early Monday, the storm had reduced slightly to a Category 3.

If Beryl regains some of its strength, it is poised to be the strongest storm the area has seen since Hurricane Ivan in 2004.

See previous article published June 30, 2024

UPDATE: Beryl is now a Category 3 hurricane

Beryl strengthened into a Category 3 hurricane overnight and is expected to continue to strengthen, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) stated in its 8:00 AM update today, June 30, 2024.

Hurricane Beryl is located about 933 miles southeast of Road Town and is expected to reach about 340 miles southeast of the territory.

DDM said the [British] Virgin Islands could possibly be affected by the outer bands of Hurricane Beryl as it passes just south of the territory.
 
"The seas could become dangerous as these systems move near the Virgin Islands. A small boat advisory is currently in effect for the territory," DDM advised.
 
Although Beryl's path is predicted to take it south of the Virgin Islands, there is a slight chance the VI may experience tropical storm-force winds," DDM added.

This season continues to be unusual, as a result, the Disaster Management Department continues to encourage residents to evaluate their seasonal plans and pay close attention to updates.

See previous article published June 29, 2024

Beryl strengthens to category 1 hurricane; VI urged to stay prepared 

Beryl has steadily strengthened over the last 24 hours and is now being classified as a category 1 hurricane according to information from the Virgin Islands (VI) Department of Disaster Management (DDM) released this afternoon, Saturday, June 29, 2024. 

Hurricane Beryl is approximately 1173 miles ESE of Road Town and is heading westward at 22 mph. Beryl is expected to be a major hurricane as it passes approximately 300 miles SSE east of Road Town on Monday night.

There is a moderate chance that the Virgin Islands could be affected by tropical force wind gusts as Beryl passes where Marine conditions are also expected to become hazardous as early as Monday morning going into the afternoon.

“There is moderate chance that another tropical system could follow Beryl late next week. The Department of Disaster Management is encouraging residents to remain keen on the updates,” the DDM noted in a warning.

Residents are also being encouraged to take the necessary steps to keep themselves prepared as the season is shaping up to be active as was previously predicted with more updates to come.

Beryl is the second named storm of the season after Tropical Storm Alberto, which made landfall in northeast Mexico on 20 June. The heavy rains of that storm killed four people.

BBC reported that Barbados' meteorological service issued warnings of power outages and flash flooding, as the eye of the hurricane is expected to pass about 26 miles (45 km) south of the island.

The storm is expected to drop up to six inches (15cm) of rain on Caribbean islands including Barbados.

 

24 Responses to “UPDATE: Dangerous Hurricane Beryl closes in on southeast Caribbean”

  • ? (29/06/2024, 19:02) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    What happen to Benito story?
    • In 3, 2, 1…. (01/07/2024, 12:45) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Here comes the ones who frolicking at every pan that knock drinking, partying up a storm about to call on God to save/protect them from hurricanes.

      SMH people don’t like to be used but have no problem using God when it suits them.
  • Lb (29/06/2024, 22:19) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    The bvi can’t take this mehson
  • This is hell. (29/06/2024, 22:40) Like (32) Dislike (2) Reply
    The place is so daxxmn hot in this hurricane season, something has to give, anything is possible..Be prepared is correct.
  • Yaka (30/06/2024, 00:23) Like (18) Dislike (7) Reply
    Hope the next one bring some heavy showers for festival times. Big up the party animals them. Yah largeee
  • Brian Shields (30/06/2024, 00:24) Like (15) Dislike (7) Reply
    Unless my boi Brian Shields on YouTube say to expect something I not studying y'all. Kick rocks
  • Big weezy (30/06/2024, 00:25) Like (13) Dislike (29) Reply
    I hope east end flood out and dift premier vehicle out to sea with the festival tents them
    • @ brian shields (30/06/2024, 09:32) Like (15) Dislike (11) Reply
      You are so evil. Remember there is a God wo see and hear you it is he who is in control of everything not the premier. Wickedness in your heart. Go clean out your heart before God fix you.
      • @@brian shield (01/07/2024, 07:59) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
        Df you talking about? You definitely not making it where you think you are, because you jumped straight to judging for no reason..Nonsensical.. You can go to h@ll all now lol.
    • @big weezy (30/06/2024, 10:54) Like (13) Dislike (4) Reply
      That’s not a nice thing to say out loud at least but believe me, we all thinking that the dude need a lesson to truly understand that people in the bvi are suffering and imagine if we get hit, they will be ok. Our struggle will just get harder
  • asura (30/06/2024, 05:03) Like (1) Dislike (17) Reply
    this is serious global warming thank God the premier travel to protect our interest
    • @asura (30/06/2024, 07:00) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
      He is not the first and will not be the last to travel in the bvi interest. Find something worthwhile to blog
  • round rock (30/06/2024, 07:16) Like (18) Dislike (4) Reply
    In response to Big Weezy, I think your comment is so unpatriotic and disingenuous. When the rain falls, it does not tell you where it would fall, since it does not fall on one person house top. So be careful what you are wishing for. It might be that ALL of us would be affected including you and your entire family. Let us pray and wish the Territory well and free from disaster because it will cause the economy to have a setback, loss of lives and damage to properties. May God bless these beautiful Virgin Islands.
    • lol (30/06/2024, 10:57) Like (6) Dislike (10) Reply
      Round rock you need to go kick rocks don’t come hay all holy and playing saint and $h!t
  • @asura (30/06/2024, 08:18) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    What he can do is stay home and devise ways to keep out homes & property cool. Global warming is too big a train for us to stop we can only do our part to survive.
  • Greg (30/06/2024, 08:23) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    As we do every year, prepare. You know the program already, so no surprises here. Just get ready and have plenty of supplies in your cabinets. NEXT!
  • oh boy (30/06/2024, 11:19) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
    We are about to pay the price again even though we have always gotten the shitty end of the stick the planet is in serious trouble.
  • A next one (30/06/2024, 16:13) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Historic hurricane and a woman too
    I pray for my island ppl
    Be safe all
  • Its back to a Kat 4. (01/07/2024, 07:05) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    The last Aeroplane inspection at 5am has it at a Kat 3, it has gotten stronger since, seems like a head on collision into Grenada and St. Vincent. Ain looking good for those Islands...My heart aches, After experiencing Irma, have me still traumatized. I wish Hurricane above Kat 2 on no Islands
  • Really (01/07/2024, 09:38) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
    I want to know where the haarp is here? If you use your common sense no satellite can be in the air during a hurricane so therefore it can't give you any weather LoL. The only wicked God is the one on your dollar bill. In God we trust, the one eye devil god in the Illuminati pyramid . The god in the Bible is wicked and he's you all sun god which is the sun of god Jesus Christ. I will worship the Almighty Father because that entity put me here. I don't need a Bible written by man to teach me how to pray. Do you know who amen is? He's a devil puppet. Get some knowledge.
  • Place Hot (01/07/2024, 09:52) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    As much as we need the rain, i hope it dont come. Because i have a boss who expects you to be at work no matter what kind of weather it have outside. Your house could be flooding and he still expects you to be there.
  • FIRE (01/07/2024, 12:51) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    That plane is what increasing the speed.
  • bvibuzz (01/07/2024, 19:28) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    global warming the premier told you all about this but the crazy girl mad with the travel
  • Abigail (03/07/2024, 13:43) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    The urgency to prepare is clear. Stay safe, everyone. For tree trimming, check this https://www.campbelltreecare.au/tree-trimming


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