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Hurricane Beryl has officially made landfall in Mexico after causing widespread destruction in the Caribbean.

As a downgraded Category 2 storm, Beryl hit the eastern coast of Mexico, leading to significant power outages and placing authorities on high alert. The storm’s landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula, a popular tourist destination, followed its deadly path through the Caribbean, where it killed at least 11 in countries such as Jamaica, Grenada, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Venezuela.

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In Quintana Roo, where Cancun is located, residents experienced strong winds and heavy rain. The storm led to the cancellation of about 100 flights at Cancun airport, and the Mexican army deployed around 8,000 troops to assist with relief efforts. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador urged people to seek safety.

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Previously, Beryl was the first hurricane of the 2024 Atlantic season to reach Category 5, a rare and early occurrence attributed to climate change. After hitting Tulum and moving across the peninsula, Beryl weakened to a tropical storm but is expected to regain strength in the Gulf of Mexico. This development has prompted Texas officials to warn residents to prepare for potential impact, as the storm is anticipated to regain hurricane strength.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick stated, “This is a determined storm that is still strong.” In anticipation of the storm, Patrick issued a disaster declaration for 39 counties, enabling immediate response measures. Additionally, oil companies have started evacuating employees from rigs in the storm’s projected path.


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