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Hurricane Beryl Update: Storm Moves into Caribbean Sea 

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - July 1, 2024

Hurricane Beryl has moved into the Caribbean Sea after impacting St Vincent and the Grenadines and parts of Grenada. 

The now-160-mph storm is expected to remain a powerful hurricane as it moves across the water, although for the next few days it will not be making landfall with any Caribbean island or country. 

What’s not yet clear is the extent of the damage in the two countries impacted by the storm: St Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada. 

In Grenada, early reports suggested significant damage on the island of Carriacou.

The “mainland” of Grenada seems to have escaped major damage.

In St Vincent, it seems the Grenadine islands bore the brunt of Beryl’s impact.

There were reports of “widespread damage” in St Vincent, from damaged buildings to torn-off roofs. In Grenada, the most significant reports of damage were on the island of Carriacou, although the extent was also not yet clear. 

An NOAA graphic showing wind speed probabilities for the path of the storm.

More details will emerge in the days to come. 

The storm went south of its initial path, sparing islands like Martinique, Saint Lucia and Barbados. 

But the eye of the storm traveled in the area between St Vincent and Grenada. 

Hurricane conditions are possible for Jamaica on Wednesday, which is now under a Hurricane Watch, according to the NOAA. 

The path of the storm is not yet clear. The National Hurricane Center said interests in the Cayman Islands, Belize and the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico should “monitor the progress of Beryl.”

More watches may be likely in the next few days. 

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