Beryl is designated a ‘deadly storm’ as 121 Texas counties brace for hurricane impact: Live

Hurricane Beryl on track for Yucatan Peninsula and Gulf of Mexico

Texas Gov. Dan Patrick warned residents that Tropical Storm Beryl — which is expected to make landfall along the state’s southeast coast Monday morning as a Category 1 hurricane — will be a “killer storm” for those in its path.

the National Hurricane Center The National Weather Service warned that the storm will continue to gain strength as it heads toward Texas, where it could potentially become a Category 2 hurricane before making landfall on Sunday.

The storm is expected to strengthen into a hurricane as it moves toward the Gulf of Mexico, and will become a Category 1 hurricane by the time it makes landfall in the United States.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott warned Texas residents to prepare for the impact: “As Texans and visitors to the southern coastal regions celebrate Independence Day, I urge them to also have a contingency plan in place to stay safe.”

Hurricane Beryl has so far killed at least 11 people in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Jamaica and Venezuela after carving a deadly path across the Caribbean as a Category 5 hurricane earlier in the week.

On Wednesday, the storm knocked out power to 400,000 homes and damaged buildings in Jamaica. On Friday morning, the storm hit a popular tourist destination in Mexico, Tulum, with winds of 85 mph and dangerous storm surges.


Hurricane Beryl could be a “deadly storm” for those caught in its path, Texas officials say.

“The good news is that the storm looks like it’s going to move quickly across the state,” Patrick said during the press conference. “There will be heavy rain, but the storm will move quickly.”

He also said 121 counties are now covered by disaster declarations, allowing Austin to use state funds to help prepare for and respond to the storm.

Greg GraziosiJuly 7, 2024 20:03


Galveston Utilities Shut Down Ahead of Hurricane Beryl

The city of Galveston announced Sunday that it will close all of its public facilities in preparation for the arrival of Tropical Storm Beryl, which is expected to make landfall as a Category 1 hurricane in southeast Texas on Monday morning.

“Out of an abundance of caution, city facilities will be closed on Monday and only essential employees will be in attendance,” the city said in a Facebook post. “Recreation centers, public buildings, the municipal courthouse and City Hall will also be closed on Monday.”

The city said the closures will not affect police, fire and emergency services. Public works crews dealing with storm-related infrastructure will also remain operational.

The city said public buildings are scheduled to reopen Tuesday.

Greg GraziosiJuly 7, 2024 20:00


National Hurricane Center warns Beryl could make landfall as a Category 2 hurricane

Tropical Storm Beryl is gaining strength as it approaches Texas and could make landfall as a Category 2 hurricane, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday.

The storm’s maximum sustained winds are currently 65 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Some of the storm’s outer rain bands have begun to reach the southeast Texas coast, bringing heavy rain and brief thunderstorms to the area.

Beryl is expected to reach hurricane strength later today.

Greg GraziosiJuly 7, 2024 19:32


WATCH: Tropical Storm Beryl: Mandatory Evacuation Orders

Tropical Storm Beryl: Mandatory Evacuation Orders

Greg GraziosiJuly 7, 2024 19:03


Beryl is expected to be the first hurricane to hit the United States in the 2024 season.

The National Weather Service still expects Tropical Storm Beryl to hit Texas as a Category 1 hurricane Monday morning.

This would make Beryl the first Atlantic hurricane to hit the United States during the summer and fall hurricane season of 2024.

Greg GraziosiJuly 7, 2024 18:00


WATCH: Tropical Storm Beryl: Timing, Track, NTX Impact Update

Tropical Storm Beryl: Timing, Track, NTX Impact Update

Greg GraziosiJuly 7, 2024 17:40


Floridians come together to help victims of Hurricane Beryl

Florida communities come together to help other communities affected by Hurricane Beryl.

The storm has killed at least nine people in the Caribbean and hit the island of Carriacou in Grenada earlier this week.

Floridians — no strangers to the power of hurricanes — have begun donating essential supplies and volunteering their time to prepare donated goods for shipment to hurricane-hit communities that need them most.

USA: Floridians come together to help victims of Hurricane Beryl

Greg GraziosiJuly 7, 2024 17:15


When is Beryl expected to make landfall in Texas?

Hurricane Beryl is expected to make landfall in southeast Texas early Monday morning as a Category 1 hurricane.

State officials issued a disaster declaration for 40 counties ahead of the storm’s arrival.

Greg GraziosiJuly 7, 2024 16:33


NWS Extends Hurricane Warning, Issues Updated Advisories Ahead of Hurricane Beryl

The agency issued a message warning of the possibility of a “life-threatening storm surge” late Sunday into Monday along the state’s coast.

The storm warning extends from “the northern entrance to Padre Island National Seashore to High Island, including Corpus Christi Bay, Matagorda Bay, and Galveston Bay.”

The storm is expected to hit the coast with strong winds starting later tonight.

“Hurricane Beryl is expected to bring damaging, hurricane-force winds to portions of the Texas coast late tonight and Monday,” the National Weather Service warned. “A hurricane warning has been issued from Baffin Bay to San Luis Pass. Prepare for tropical storm conditions late today.”

In addition to those warnings, the National Weather Service also noted that “flash and urban flooding” is expected “in portions of the central and upper Texas Gulf Coast and East Texas” through Monday night, with river flooding also possible.

The storm will also create dangerous rip currents along much of the Gulf Coast. Swimmers should watch for warning flags before entering the waters of the Gulf.

Greg GraziosiJuly 7, 2024 16:14


White House: Biden monitoring Beryl’s developments as it approaches Texas

Joe Biden and administration officials are monitoring developments of Tropical Storm Beryl as it continues to move toward southeast Texas.

“We are in close contact with our state and local counterparts, and FEMA has prepared response personnel, search and rescue teams, bottled water, meals, tarps, and generators in case they are needed,” the White House said in a statement to reporters on Sunday. “On Sunday, FEMA activated the National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) to further support local response efforts.”

Greg GraziosiJuly 7, 2024 15:54

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