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Death toll reaches 6 following downgrade of Beryl from Category 5 hurricane

Hurricane Beryl Weakens as it Approaches Jamaica, Death Toll Climbs

Hurricane Beryl Leaves Devastation in Its Wake as It Strengthens and Heads Towards Jamaica

As the death toll from Hurricane Beryl continues to rise, the storm is losing some of its strength but remains a major threat as it heads towards Jamaica. The cyclone, which has already claimed the lives of six people, was downgraded from a Category 5 to a Category 4, with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph.

Despite the downgrade, Beryl is still expected to be a major hurricane as it approaches Jamaica on Wednesday. In preparation for the storm, Jamaican officials have announced the closure of three airports, which will remain shut through Wednesday pending post-storm assessments.

The impact of Hurricane Beryl has already been felt in Grenada, where three people lost their lives, as well as in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and northern Venezuela. The storm, which strengthened into a Category 5 overnight, has become the strongest July Atlantic hurricane on record.

Residents of St. Vincent and the Grenadines are currently assessing the damage caused by Beryl, with reports of extensive damage to schools, homes, buildings, and farmland. Meanwhile, Jamaica is bracing for heavy rain and potential flash flooding as the storm approaches.

As Hurricane Beryl continues on its path, it is expected to weaken and track towards Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula by the end of the week. The region, which has already been impacted by previous storms this season, is now facing the threat of yet another powerful system.

With the Atlantic hurricane season in full swing, residents in the affected areas are urged to stay vigilant and prepare for the potentially devastating impact of Hurricane Beryl. Stay tuned for updates on the storm’s progress and take necessary precautions to ensure your safety.

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