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Tropical Storm Beryl to Make Landfall in Texas This Weekend

Tropical Storm Beryl to Make Landfall in Texas This Weekend

Above: Latest coverageTropical Storm Beryl has carved a destructive path across the Caribbean, but new tracks show the storm approaching Texas soon. The dangerous storm was downgraded from a Category 5 to a Category 4 hurricane Tuesday afternoon before hitting Jamaica Wednesday afternoon. Once a Category 2 storm, Beryl passed the Cayman Islands on Thursday and made landfall in Mexico on Friday before rapidly weakening. The latest advisory, in its 8 a.m. advisory, said Beryl is now expected to make landfall in Texas by late Sunday. According to the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Beryl has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph and a minimum central pressure of 992 millibars. Parts of the lower and central Texas coast could experience damaging hurricane-force winds and even life-threatening storm surges. Latest models showed that Tropical Storm Beryl could strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane late Sunday before making its way to Texas.>> Click here to track Tropical Storm Beryl Reported death toll At least 11 people have been killed in the Caribbean as Tropical Storm Beryl barreled through the region. Officials said three people were killed in Grenada and Carriacou and another in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Officials said two more deaths were reported in northern Venezuela, where five people were missing. About 25,000 people in that region were affected by heavy rains from Beryl. Environment Minister Kerryn James told The Associated Press that one death in Grenada occurred after a tree fell on a home. She said Carriacou and Petite Martinique suffered the most damage, with dozens of homes and businesses flattened in Carriacou. Grenada Prime Minister Deacon Mitchell said Tuesday that there was no power, roads were impassable and that the potential for a high death toll “remains a grim reality.” Current ThreatsOn Sunday night and Monday, there is a risk of life-threatening storm surge flooding from the northern entrance to Padre Island National Seashore to High Island, including Corpus Christi Bay, Matagorda Bay and Galveston Bay. A hurricane watch is also in effect from Baffin Bay to Sargent. More: Difference between a tropical storm, a hurricane watch and a warning The southern coast of Jamaica, where Kingston is located, bore the brunt of Beryl on Wednesday, with coastal water levels rising to 6 or 9 feet above normal tide levels in some areas. The Cayman Islands then saw some devastation after Beryl passed just south of them on Thursday. First Landfall Beryl first made landfall in the Windward Islands late Monday morning as a Category 4 storm, the National Hurricane Center said. Beryl initially developed as Invest 95-L and was later upgraded to a tropical storm Friday afternoon before strengthening into a hurricane. Related: Hurricane KidCast: What is a hurricane? More answers to kids’ questions Related: Surviving the Season | Hurricane Special 2024 Related: WESH 2 2024 Hurricane Survival Guide >> The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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Above: Latest coverage

Now a tropical storm, Beryl has left a destructive path across the Caribbean, but new tracks show the storm is approaching Texas soon.

The dangerous storm was downgraded from a Category 5 hurricane to a Category 4 Tuesday afternoon before hitting Jamaica Wednesday afternoon.

Once a Category 2 storm, Beryl moved over the Cayman Islands on Thursday and reached Mexico on Friday before rapidly weakening.

Latest Consultations

In an advisory issued at 8 a.m., the National Hurricane Center said Beryl was now expected to make landfall in Texas by late Sunday.

Tropical Storm Beryl has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph and a minimum central pressure of 992 millibars, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Portions of the lower and mid-coast of Texas could experience damaging hurricane-force winds and even life-threatening storm surges.

Latest models indicate Beryl could strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane late Sunday before making its way to Texas.

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Deaths reported

At least 11 people have been killed in the Caribbean after Hurricane Beryl passed through the region.

Officials said three people died in Grenada and Carriacou and one in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Officials said two more people died in northern Venezuela, where five people were missing. About 25,000 people in that region were affected by heavy rains from Hurricane Beryl.

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One death occurred after a tree fell on a house, Grenada’s Environment Minister Keren James told The Associated Press.

She said the towns of Carriacou and Petite Martinique were the hardest hit, with dozens of homes and businesses destroyed in Carriacou.

Grenada Prime Minister Deacon Mitchell said Tuesday there was no electricity, roads were impassable and the potential for a high death toll “remains a grim reality”.

Current Threats

Sunday night and Monday, there is a risk of life-threatening storm surge flooding from the northern entrance of Padre Island National Seashore to High Island, including Corpus Christi Bay, Matagorda Bay and Galveston Bay.

A hurricane warning has also been issued from Baffin Bay to Sargent.

more: Difference Between Tropical Storm, Hurricane Watch and Warning

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Jamaica’s southern coast, where Kingston is located, was hit hard on Wednesday, with coastal waters rising 6 to 9 feet above normal tide levels in some areas. The Cayman Islands later saw some devastation after Hurricane Beryl passed just south of the island on Thursday.

First landing

Hurricane Beryl first made landfall in the Windward Islands late Monday morning as a Category 4 storm, the National Hurricane Center said.

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Hurricane Beryl initially developed as Infest 95-L and then developed into a tropical storm last Friday afternoon before strengthening into a hurricane.

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>> The Associated Press contributed to this story.