Hurricane Beryl Live Updates: Cat 4 Storm Ravages Windward Islands

Weather Daily

Hurricane Beryl is unleashing catastrophic conditions across the Windward Islands, bringing life-threatening winds, heavy rainfall, and perilous storm surge flooding. According to the latest update from The National Hurricane Center, the storm has inflicted severe damage, with reports of roofs torn off, buildings extensively damaged, and widespread disruptions to electricity and communications.

Reports from Grenada indicate sustained winds reaching 92 mph and gusts up to 121 mph at an airport weather station. Prime Minister Dickon Mitchell of Grenada conveyed during a press conference that Carriacou and Petite Martinique are expected to face extreme damage, with extensive storm surge and structural devastation. The situation remains dire, with anticipated hours of intense winds and surging waters yet to come.

Earlier, Barbados braced for a direct impact, although Hurricane Beryl’s path shifted. Despite this, wind gusts of up to 69 mph caused significant incidents across the island, including power outages, downed utility poles, and structural damage reported across multiple parishes.

How to Stay Safe During Hurricane Beryl

  • Stay Indoors and Seek Shelter: If you are in the path of Hurricane Beryl, remain indoors in a secure location away from windows and glass doors. Seek shelter in an interior room on the lowest level of your building.
  • Stay Informed: Keep updated with official weather alerts and instructions from local authorities. Follow evacuation orders promptly if issued.
  • Prepare an Emergency Kit: Have essential supplies ready, including water, non-perishable food, medications, flashlight, batteries, and a first aid kit.
  • Avoid Flooded Areas: Do not walk, swim, or drive through floodwaters. They may be deeper or faster-moving than they appear and could contain hazardous debris.
  • Stay Connected: Keep your phone charged and have alternative communication methods in case of power outages. Inform family and friends of your whereabouts and safety status.
  • Protect Pets: Ensure pets are indoors and have sufficient food, water, and a safe area during the storm.

Hurricane Beryl poses significant danger to affected areas. Take proactive measures to safeguard yourself and your loved ones until the storm passes and conditions improve.

Sign up to get free daily weather reports and alerts for your city delivered straight to your inbox!

Skip to content