Beryl is expected to still be a hurricane when it reaches the Lesser Antilles late Sunday or Monday (National Hurricane Center)
Beryl will kickoff the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, as the “brazen” storm strengthened over the past 24 hours as it continued to move toward the Lesser Antilles, says forecasters late Friday. With its current path it could affect many caribbean islands, still suffering from last year’s record breaking hurricane season. This includes 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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