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Floods, power outages, 2 dead: Beryl leaves devastation in Texas | World

Floods, power outages, 2 dead: Beryl leaves devastation in Texas | World

Hurricane Beryl Brings Wind, Destruction to Texas

Tropical Storm Beryl, downgraded from a hurricane after making landfall in Texas, It left two dead, floods and destruction. In the US state on Monday (8).

At least two people, a 53-year-old man and a 74-year-old woman, were killed Monday when trees fell on their homes in Houston, Texas’ largest city. Including the impact on the Caribbean, the phenomenon has left 13 dead in total.

Beryl’s passage through Texas has left nearly three million homes without power, according to local authorities. According to Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, it could take days for power to be fully restored. Hundreds of flights have also been canceled due to the tropical storm hitting the state.

Tropical Storm Beryl hits Texas – Photo: Reuters/Reproduction

The first Category 5 hurricane to hit the Caribbean in June, Beryl lost strength and became a tropical storm over the weekend, but made landfall in Texas as a Category 1 hurricane. It made landfall on the central Texas coast, near Matagorda County, around 4 a.m. local time (6 a.m. Brasilia time) with intense storm surge and strong winds.

A few hours later, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) reclassified the phenomenon as a tropical storm, but He urged people to treat the storm “like a hurricane on its way.”

In addition to Texas, Tropical Storm Beryl also hit western Louisiana with winds of at least 45 mph.

On Monday night (8), Beryl was downgraded to a tropical depression, with winds of 55 km/h, according to the National Hurricane Center. However, the specialized center said that the phenomenon still carries rain that could lead to flooding and the risk of tornadoes in parts of Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.

Beryl gains strength again and hits Texas.

The hurricane appeared in the Caribbean region.

Firstly Category 5 Hurricane To reach the Caribbean during JuneBeryl killed 11 people as it passed through the Caribbean.

Rapid development phenomenon It indicates further warming of waters in the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean.which can be a It shows what the region must face. Storm season.

The hurricane brought heavy rain and winds. Photo: Arte g1

According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Beryl lost strength after passing Jamaica, and was reclassified as a Category 3. On Thursday, the phenomenon weakened another step, moving to a Category 2.

However, as it moved toward Mexico, the hurricane returned to Category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson scale. On Sunday, it gained further strength and was reclassified.

See below how the scale works:

  • Category 1: Some damage is possible, with winds of 73 to 93 mph (119 to 153 km/h). It could cause roof damage, break large tree branches and power lines;
  • Category 2: Potential for severe damage, winds 154 km/h to 177 km/h. Homes could sustain structural damage. Trees uprooted and roads closed. Power outages frequent.
  • Category 3: Potentially devastating damage, with winds of 178 km/h to 208 km/h. Extensive damage to buildings. Many trees will be broken or uprooted. Power and water may be unavailable;
  • Category 4: It is likely to cause catastrophic damage, with winds of 130 to 155 mph (209 to 251 km/h). Homes could be knocked down, as could power poles, causing grid damage for weeks or months;
  • Category 5: It is likely to cause catastrophic damage, with winds exceeding 252 km/h. Many homes will be destroyed, with walls collapsing and roofs missing. Residential areas will be isolated. Areas may be uninhabitable for weeks or months.
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