Texas coast braces for potential hit by Beryl. Storm is expected to regain hurricane strength

Texas coast braces for potential hit by Beryl. Storm is expected to regain hurricane strength

The U.S. National Hurricane Center expects the storm to regain strength in the warm waters of the Gulf and hit south Texas by early Monday. TULUM, Quintana Roo — Texas officials are urging coastal residents to brace for a potential hit by Beryl as the storm is expected to regain hurricane strength. Since battering Mexico’s Yucatan Pennisula, Beryl has moved back into the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico where it was expected to regain…

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Texas coast braces for potential hit by Beryl, which is expected to regain hurricane strength

Texas coast braces for potential hit by Beryl, which is expected to regain hurricane strength

The U.S. National Hurricane Center expects Beryl to regain hurricane strength and make landfall on the Texas coast sometime Monday. TULUM, Quintana Roo — Texas officials Saturday were urging coastal residents to brace for a potential hit by Beryl as the storm is expected to regain hurricane strength in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. “We’re expecting the storm to make landfall somewhere on the Texas coast sometime Monday, if the current forecast…

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Beryl bears down on Texas, where it's expected to hit Monday and regain hurricane strength

Beryl bears down on Texas, where it's expected to hit Monday and regain hurricane strength

It is currently a tropical storm but is forecast to regain hurricane status before nearing the coast Sunday and making landfall the following morning. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Powerful winds and rain approached Texas Sunday morning as Beryl was expected to turn back from a tropical storm into a hurricane overnight and pound a long stretch of coast with heavy downpours, howling gusts and dangerous storm surge. A long stretch of Texas’ shoreline was under…

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Crews battling 60-acre wildfire in Burke County

Crews battling 60-acre wildfire in Burke County

Multiple agencies are working to contain a wildfire that burned at least 60 acres on Burkemont Mountain on Friday. BURKE COUNTY, N.C. — Multiple agencies are battling a 60-acre wildfire on Burkemont Mountain Burke County, officials confirmed.  The Salem Fire Department and North Carolina Forest Servicer responded to a report of a large fire in the woods near the Hidden Hills venue around 1:15 a.m. on July 5. When firefighters got to the area, they…

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Wildfire burns at least 60 acres on Burkemont Mountain in Burke County

Wildfire burns at least 60 acres on Burkemont Mountain in Burke County

Multiple agencies are working to contain a wildfire that burned at least 60 acres on Burkemont Mountain on Friday. BURKE COUNTY, N.C. — Multiple agencies are battling a 60-acre wildfire on Burkemont Mountain Burke County, officials confirmed.  The Salem Fire Department and North Carolina Forest Servicer responded to a report of a large fire in the woods near the Hidden Hills venue around 1:15 a.m. on July 5. When firefighters got to the area, they…

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Hurricane Beryl headed west after slamming Jamaica with Cat 4 winds, heavy rain

Hurricane Beryl headed west after slamming Jamaica with Cat 4 winds, heavy rain

Beryl is still a dangerous Cat 3 hurricane, although weakening is expected as it moves toward Mexico’s coast. PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Michoacán — Hurricane Beryl ripped off roofs in Jamaica, jumbled fishing boats in Barbados and damaged or destroyed 95% of homes on a pair of islands in St. Vincent and the Grenadines before rumbling toward the Cayman Islands and taking aim at Mexico’s Caribbean coast after leaving at least seven dead in its wake….

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Hurricane Beryl churns toward Mexico after leaving destruction in Jamaica and eastern Caribbean

Hurricane Beryl churns toward Mexico after leaving destruction in Jamaica and eastern Caribbean

Beryl had been the earliest Category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic but weakened by Thursday afternoon to a Category 2. TULUM, Quintana Roo — After leaving a trail of destruction across the eastern Caribbean and at least nine people dead, Hurricane Beryl weakened as it chugged over open water toward Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on Thursday, going from the earliest Category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic to Category 2 by the afternoon. Jack Beven, senior hurricane specialist…

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Hurricane Beryl strengthens back into a Category 3 storm as it nears Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

Hurricane Beryl strengthens back into a Category 3 storm as it nears Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Beryl, which was the earliest Category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic, now had winds of 115 mph (185 kph). TULUM, Quintana Roo — After leaving a trail of destruction across the eastern Caribbean and at least nine people dead, Hurricane Beryl strengthened back into a Category 3 storm late Thursday as it chugged over open water toward Mexico’s resort-studded Yucatan Peninsula. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Beryl, which…

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Hurricane Beryl roars by Jamaica after killing at least 7 people in the southeast Caribbean

Hurricane Beryl roars by Jamaica after killing at least 7 people in the southeast Caribbean

Beryl is now expected to make a rare double strike on Mexico. KINGSTON, Jamaica — Hurricane Beryl was roaring by Jamaica Wednesday, bringing fierce winds and heavy rain after the powerful Category 4 storm earlier killed at least seven people and caused significant damage in the southeast Caribbean. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Beryl’s eyewall was “brushing the south coast of Jamaica.” Wind-whipped rain pounded the island for hours as residents heeded authorities’ call…

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Hurricane Beryl roars toward Jamaica after killing at least 6 people in the southeast Caribbean

Hurricane Beryl roars toward Jamaica after killing at least 6 people in the southeast Caribbean

Late Monday, Beryl became the earliest storm to develop into a Category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic and peaked at winds of 165 mph before weakening back to a Cat 4. KINGSTON, Jamaica — Hurricane Beryl was roaring toward Jamaica on Wednesday, with islanders scrambling to make preparations after the powerful Category 4 storm earlier killed at least six people and caused significant damage in the southeast Caribbean. In Kingston, people boarded up windows, fishermen pulled…

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Hurricane Beryl impacting travel plans

Hurricane Beryl impacting travel plans

Some travelers are rethinking their vacations. Others are forging ahead. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hurricane Beryl is tearing through the Caribbean and it’s already causing mass destruction. The earliest Category 5 hurricane in recorded history has thus far claimed the lives of at least two people. The hurricane is also impacted summer vacation plans. Some people have had these Fourth of July trips planned for months to Jamaica, Playa Del Carmen and more. WCNC Charlotte’s Weather…

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Beryl sets a new hurricane record

Beryl sets a new hurricane record

More severe storms typically form later in the season, but this hurricane has bucked the trend. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Beryl is officially the earliest Category 5 hurricane on record. As the 3rd named storm of the 2024 hurricane season, Beryl continues to be a highly impactful hurricane, breaking records along the way. The monstrous storm intensified into a Category 5 hurricane late Monday, just hours after it made landfall in the morning on Carriacou Island…

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Beryl now the earliest Category 5 hurricane in recorded history

Beryl now the earliest Category 5 hurricane in recorded history

More severe storms typically form later in the season, but this hurricane has bucked the trend. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Beryl is officially the earliest Category 5 hurricane on record. As the 3rd named storm of the 2024 hurricane season, Beryl continues to be a highly impactful hurricane, breaking records along the way. The monstrous storm intensified into a Category 5 hurricane late Monday, just hours after it made landfall in the morning on Carriacou Island…

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Earliest Cat 5 hurricane in history devastates southeast Caribbean, moving to Jamaica

Earliest Cat 5 hurricane in history devastates southeast Caribbean, moving to Jamaica

Beryl has broken several records, including marking the farthest east that a hurricane has formed in the tropical Atlantic in June. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hurricane Beryl roared through open waters on Tuesday as a monstrous Category 5 storm on a path that would take it near Jamaica and the Cayman Islands after earlier making landfall in the southeast Caribbean, killing at least four people. A hurricane warning was in effect for Jamaica and…

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Beryl heads toward Jamaica as a major hurricane after ripping through southeast Caribbean

Beryl heads toward Jamaica as a major hurricane after ripping through southeast Caribbean

Beryl has broken several records, including marking the farthest east that a hurricane has formed in the tropical Atlantic in June. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hurricane Beryl roared through open waters Tuesday as a powerful Category 4 storm heading toward Jamaica after earlier making landfall in the southeast Caribbean, killing at least six people. A hurricane warning was in effect for Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Cayman Brac and for Haiti’s entire southern coast. Beryl…

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