Hurricane Beryl, churning toward Jamaica, threatens Haiti and Dominican Republic

Source: Reuters

“Hurricane Beryl barreled toward Jamaica as a powerful Category 4 storm on Wednesday, after flattening homes and devastating agriculture on smaller islands in the eastern Caribbean, killing at least three people. At around 0600 GMT, the hurricane was about 250 miles (400 km) east-southeast of the Jamaican capital of Kingston, according the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC),packing maximum sustained winds of 145 miles per hour (230 kph). … The unusually early hurricane, whose rapid strengthening scientists said was likely fueled by human-caused climate change, is expected to still be a hurricane when it passes near Jamaica and the Cayman Islands later this week.” (07/03/24)