Hurricane Beryl Causes Widespread Damage in Caribbean

Hurricane Beryl, a powerful Category 5 storm, caused significant damage across the southeastern Caribbean after making landfall on Carriacou on Monday. With winds up to 150 mph, the storm ripped off doors, windows, and roofs, leaving streets littered with debris and downed power lines.

Grenada’s Prime Minister, Dickon Mitchell, reported one fatality and extensive storm surges, and noted that communications with Carriacou and Petite Martinique were largely down.

As Beryl moves west-northwest towards Jamaica, the US National Hurricane Centre has issued warnings for Jamaica and the southern coast of Hispaniola. The storm is expected to remain a dangerous major hurricane as it travels through the Caribbean Sea.

Authorities are still assessing the full extent of the damage, with initial reports indicating severe destruction.

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