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Beryl's Confirmed Fatality Count Now Up to Nine in the U.S.

2 weeks ago
Credit: Associated Press

While what was once Hurricane Beryl has exited Texas, its impacts will continue to be felt far and wide across the U.S. in the coming days. Here is an update on Beryl as well as a look at the future track of what is left of the storm.

Latest on Beryl's Impacts

Hurricane Beryl roared onshore in coastal Texas early Monday as a Category 1 storm. The tropical weather maker went on to impact much of eastern Texas as a tropical storm throughout the day Monday. There are now eight fatalities attributed to Beryl in the U.S. alone with a total of 19 confirmed deaths over the course of its lifespan as it traveled through the Caribbean and Mexico.

Trees falling on homes have contributed the highest number of deaths in the U.S. One fatality was blamed on a fire started by lightning while another death happened when an employee of the Houston Police Department was traveling in his vehicle on the way to work when it was swept up in the floodwaters.

Local officials in Texas are warning that people could be without power for days based on the initial damage assessment. Over 2.3 million Texans are without power with the bulk of these outages across the Houston metropolitan area. Roughly 1 million customers should see their power restored by the end of the day Wednesday, according to the local power company. Temperatures are expected to soar into the 90s across the region, presenting a danger to those without power and air conditioning.

Credit: Weather Forecast Now

Beryl's Future Track Takes it as Far as New England


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