Hurricane Beryl hit Jamaica and moved towards Mexico

Cyclone Beryl hits Jamaica's south coast, leaving more than 400,000 people without power (Europe Press)

He Hurricane Beryl A deadly earthquake hit the south coast of Jamaica on Wednesday wind And swellingand reach Mexico After causing this Jupiter minimum Seven people died and significant damage in the southeastern Caribbean and Venezuela.

Beryl is now a hurricane Type three At magnitude five and especially powerful this early in the season, the wind speed is 215 km/h. National Hurricane Center (NHC) of America.

Leaving more than his path through the island of Jamaica 400,000 people are without electricity According to the NHC, “flash floods and landslides linked to heavy rains” are still expected overnight.

In a video posted on social media, the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew HolnessHe asked residents to “respect evacuation orders”.

He “pleaded” all people living in flooded areas to “shelter or move to safer ground”.

Beryl should go near or above Cayman IslandsBefore heading towards Mexico and BelizeAccording to the NHC.

More than 400,000 people were without power as it tore through the island of Jamaica (REUTERS/Marco Bello)

In Yucatan Peninsula, in southeastern Mexico, authorities have already closed schools and prepared hundreds of shelters for people. They also announced that they would send hundreds of soldiers and technicians to power lines.

According to experts, such a powerful storm will form very soon Hurricane season Atlantic runs from early June to late November.

He said the waters of the North Atlantic are one to three degrees Celsius warmer than normal US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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It was the first storm to reach Category 4 in June and Category 5 in July after receiving NHC records.

Scientists believe that Climate changeBy warming the ocean waters that favor these storms, they increase their chances of rapid intensification and the risk of developing more powerful hurricanes.

Hurricane Beryl hits the island of Jamaica (REUTERS/Marco Bello)

Responsible person UN For the weather, Simon SteeleThe family is on the island of Carriacou, the news agency said AFP Climate change is “carrying disasters on an unprecedented scale.”

At least seven people have died in this cyclone while three have died Grenade, the storm made landfall on Monday; One Saint Vincent and the Grenadines And three VenezuelaAccording to local authorities.

Grenada Prime Minister Dicken Mitchell declared the island Cariaco Homes, telecommunications and fuel facilities were destroyed and virtually isolated.

His counterpart from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph GonsalvesHe radioed that “90% of the homes” on Union Island had been destroyed and warned that rebuilding would require a “tremendous effort.”

In Dominican RepublicPhotographers from various media outlets witnessed huge waves forming on the coast of the capital, Santo Domingo.

In a video posted on social media, Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness asked residents to “respect evacuation orders” (REUTERS/Marco Bello)

NOAA warned in late May that the season was shaping up to be unusual, with the possibility of four to seven Category 3 hurricanes or more.

These forecasts, in particular, relate to the expected development of the La Niña weather event and extremely high temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean, according to NOAA.

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