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6 Dead After Hurricane Hits Caribbean


Wed 03 Jul 2024 | 09:53 AM
Israa Farhan

Hurricane Beryl, the strongest storm ever recorded at this time of year in the Southeast Caribbean, has claimed six lives and caused extensive damage across several islands.

The US National Hurricane Center reported that Beryl, which briefly intensified to a Category 5 hurricane late Monday, has since lost some of its strength.

Beryl made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane on Monday morning in Carriacou, part of Grenada, bringing widespread destruction to Carriacou and Petite Martinique.

The hurricane destroyed homes, downed power lines, and disrupted communications.

Neighboring island nations, including Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Saint Lucia, also suffered from heavy rains and strong winds.

The confirmed death toll from the hurricane has risen to six, with three fatalities in Grenada, two in Venezuela, and one in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General, announced that additional emergency response teams from seven agencies based in Grenada and nine agencies in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines will be deployed in the coming days to assist with the relief efforts.