Category 4 Hurricane Beryl Makes Landfall in Grenada

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Currently, hurricane warnings are in effect for Barbados, St. Vincent & the Grenadine, and Tobago.

At 11:10 a.m. on Monday, the eye of Hurricane Beryl made landfall on Carriacou Island, in Grenada, with winds of 241 km/h, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC).

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“Extremely dangerous eyewall of beryl moving over Carriacou island. Life-threatening winds and dangerous storm surge conditions are occurring,” the NHC pointed out.

U.S. meteorologists specified that hurricane warnings are in effect for Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadine, Grenada, and Tobago. At the moment, hurricane watches are in effect for Jamaica while tropical storm warmings are in effect for Martinique, Trinidad, and St. Lucia.

“Tropical storm watch is in effect for the south coast of Dominican Republic from Punta Palenque westward to the border with Haiti and the south coast of Haiti from the border with the Dominican Republic to Anse D’Hainault,” the NHC added.

#BREAKING: Hurricane #BERYL makes landfall in the Windward islands as a Category 4 with 150 winds.

Beryl is the strongest hurricane to strike the Windward Islands in recorded history. Allen (1980) & Ivan (2004) were Category 3 hurricanes when they struck.#TropicalUpdate ???? pic.twitter.com/XWeVX9te7w

— Dylan Federico (@DylanFedericoWX) July 1, 2024

According to meteorological conventions, a “Hurricane Warning” means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, while a “Hurricane Watch” means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area.

Due to the passage of Beryl, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) decided to postpone its 47th Regular Meeting of Heads of Government, which was to be held in Grenada from Wednesday to Friday.

“The community is willing to support Member States that are affected by this dangerous hurricane,” CARICOM pointed out, as reported by Reportes 365.

#FromTheSouth News Bits | Barbados: Prime Minister Mia Mottley has advised that all non-essential businesses close by 8:30 P.M. on Sunday as the island prepares for the passage of Hurricane Beryl. pic.twitter.com/fnGX0bVra8

— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) July 1, 2024

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