Beryl is expected to still be a hurricane when it reaches the Lesser Antilles late Sunday or Monday. – National Hurricane Center
Beryl will kick off the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. According to forecasters, The “brazen” storm strengthened over the past 24 hours and continues to move toward the Lesser Antilles late Friday. With its current path, it could affect many Caribbean islands that are still suffering from last year’s record-breaking hurricane season, including the still-battered Puerto Rico, where Beryl could cause power outages, flooding, and minor damage to the island.
Individuals with “interests in the Lesser Antilles should monitor the progress of Beryl, as hurricane watches could be needed for some of the islands by tonight” stated by the National Hurricane Center in it’s 11:00 AM AST report today. Beryl is now the second named storm of 2018 hurricane season. Subtropical Storm Alberto formed in May, just before the start of hurricane season, and dumped heavy rains on the southeastern United States.
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