Tropical Storm Beryl will make landfall in Texas later this week.


Above: The latest coverage barrel, now a tropical storm, has left a path of destruction across the Caribbean but new tracks suggest the storm will soon approach Texas. The dangerous storm was downgraded from a Category 5 hurricane to a Category 4 hurricane on Tuesday afternoon before making landfall in Jamaica on Wednesday. Afternoon.After becoming a Category 2 storm, Beryl passed through the Cayman Islands on Thursday and made landfall in Mexico on Friday before weakening rapidly. In the latest advisory at 2 a.m., the National Hurricane Center said the barrel is now likely to make landfall in Texas late. Tropical Storm Barrel has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph and a minimum central pressure of 995 mb on Sunday, according to the NHC. Portions of the lower and middle Texas coast could experience damaging hurricane-force winds and even life-threatening storm surges. The latest models suggest that Barrel could intensify into a Category 1 hurricane late Sunday before moving toward Texas. Authorities said three people died in Grenada and Carriacou, and another in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Two other deaths were reported in northern Venezuela, where five people are missing, officials said. About 25,000 people in the area were also affected by heavy rains from the barrels. One fatality in Grenada was caused by a tree falling on a house, Environment Minister Karen James told The Associated Press. Cariacou and Pete Martinique were the worst hit, he said. With a number of houses and businesses flattened in Carriacou. Grenada Prime Minister Dickin Mitchell said on Tuesday that there was no electricity, roads were impassable, and the possible rise in the death toll “remains a grim reality.” CURRENT HAZARDS Sunday and Monday night, there is a threat of life-threatening storm surge flooding from the north entrance of Padre Island National Seashore to High Island, including Corpus Christi Bay, Matagorda Bay, and Galveston Bay. A hurricane warning is also in effect from Baffin Bay to Sgt. MORE: Divergence between tropical storm, hurricane watch and warning Jamaica's south coast, where Kingston is located, experienced barrel damage on Wednesday, with coastal water levels in some areas below normal tide levels. Grows to 6 or 9 feet. Then, the Cayman Islands suffered some devastation after Barrel passed just south on Thursday. First landfall Barrell first made landfall in the Windward Islands late Monday morning as a Category 4 storm, the National Hurricane Center said. Hurricane Barrel was initially developed as the Invest 95. -L and was upgraded to a tropical storm last Friday afternoon before later strengthening to a hurricane. RELATED: Hurricane Kidcast: What is a Hurricane? And more answers to children's questions Related: Surviving the Season | 2024 Hurricane Special from Related: WESH 2 Hurricane Survival Guide 2024 >> The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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Beryl, now a tropical storm, has left a path of destruction across the Caribbean but new tracks show the storm approaching Texas.

The dangerous storm was downgraded from a Category 5 hurricane to a Category 4 hurricane on Tuesday afternoon before hitting Jamaica on Wednesday afternoon.

Once a Category 2 storm, Beryl passed through the Cayman Islands on Thursday and made landfall in Mexico on Friday before weakening rapidly.

Latest Advisory

In its 2 a.m. advisory, the National Hurricane Center said the barrel is now likely to make landfall in Texas by late Sunday.

According to the NHC, Tropical Storm Barrel has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph and a minimum central pressure of 995 mb.

Portions of the lower and middle Texas coast could experience damaging hurricane-force winds and even life-threatening storm surges.

The latest models suggest that Barrel could intensify into a Category 1 hurricane late Sunday before moving toward Texas.

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Notification of deaths

At least 11 people were killed in the Caribbean when the barrel crossed the region.

Authorities said three people died in Grenada and Carriacou, and another in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Two other deaths were reported in northern Venezuela, where five people are missing, officials said. About 25,000 people in the area were also affected by the heavy rains from the barrels.

One fatality occurred in Grenada after a tree fell on a house, Environment Minister Karen James told The Associated Press.

Cariacou and Pete Martinique were the worst affected, with several houses and businesses flattened in Cariacou, he said.

Grenada Prime Minister Dickin Mitchell said on Tuesday that there was no electricity, roads were impassable, and the possible rise in the death toll “remains a stark reality.”

Current risks

Sunday night and into Monday, there is a threat of deadly storm surge flooding from the north entrance of Padre Island National Seashore to High Island, including Corpus Christi Bay, Matagorda Bay, and Galveston Bay.

A hurricane warning is also in effect from Baffin Bay to Sgt.

More: Differences between tropical storms, hurricane watches and warnings

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Jamaica's south coast, where Kingston is located, was hit by a barrel on Wednesday, with coastal water levels rising 6 or 9 feet above normal tide levels in some areas. Then, the Cayman Islands suffered some devastation after Barrell passed just south on Thursday.

The first landfall

Barrell first made landfall in the Windward Islands late Monday morning as a Category 4 storm, the National Hurricane Center said.

Hurricane Barrel initially developed as Invest 95-L and was later downgraded to a tropical storm last Friday afternoon before strengthening into a hurricane.

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