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July 4, 2024 12:04 PM

Hurricane Beryl strikes Jamaica as Caymans, Mexico brace for storm’s impact

Hurricane Beryl thrashed Jamaica with heavy winds and rain on Wednesday, killing at least one person after forging a destructive, water-soaked path across smaller Caribbean islands over the past couple days. The death toll from the powerful Category 4 hurricane climbed to at least 10, but it is widely expected to rise further as communications come back online across drenched islands damaged by flooding and deadly winds. In Jamaica, Beryl's eyewall skirted the island's southern coast, pummelin...

July 3, 2024 3:00 PM

Hurricane Beryl, churning toward Jamaica, threatens Haiti and Dominican Republic

Hurricane Beryl barreled toward Jamaica as a powerful Category 4 storm on Wednesday, after flattening homes and devastating agriculture on smaller islands in the eastern Caribbean, killing at least three people. At around 0600 GMT, the hurricane was about 250 miles (400 km) east-southeast of the Jamaican capital of Kingston, according the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC),packing maximum sustained winds of 145 miles per hour (230 kph). "Beryl is expected to bring life-threatening winds and ...

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