Top NewsLIVE UPDATES: Cyclone Beryl moves towards Jamaica after devastating...

LIVE UPDATES: Cyclone Beryl moves towards Jamaica after devastating Grenada


Officials say at least three people have died as Hurricane Beryl battered Carriacou and Petit Martinique, Grenada and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Two deaths were reported in Carriacou and Petit Martinique, Grenada, the country’s Prime Minister Dicken Mitchell told a news conference on Tuesday.

At least one person was earlier reported dead after Hurricane Beryl struck St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves announced Monday evening.

Aftermath of Cyclone: Cariaco Island and Petit Martinique Grenada as the hurricane’s eye passed over it, Mitchell said. The prime minister said the situation in Grenada was dire as there was no electricity until Monday.

Homes, buildings and gas stations in Carriacou and Petite Martinique have been almost completely destroyed, and there is “the potential for widespread destruction,” Mitchell said.

Movement is severely restricted in Carriacou and Petite Martinique and roads are impassable due to the large amount of debris on the streets, the prime minister said.

Because gas stations were destroyed, heavy equipment operators couldn’t get fuel to move around the island and clear debris and roads, Mitchell explained.

The prime minister added that the country’s coast guard could not go to Carriacou and Petite Martinique because of a maritime advisory in Grenada.

A private plane will take Grenada’s police commissioner, members of Grenada’s National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) and a technical assistance team to Carriacou and Petite Martinique, Mitchell said. Helicopters have also been requested by the Prime Minister from the region.

See also  Panthers hire Frank Reich: Attorney representing Steve Wilks says 'there is a systemic racial problem in the NFL'

“As a nation we are coming to grips with the reality of the disaster,” Mitchell said.

Latest news

British Open final round live updates, leaderboard: Billy Horschel leads crowded field in hunt for first major at Royal Troon

Billy Horschel is as close as he's ever been to a major championship.Horschel survived a bad weather round on...

Chicago mail carrier Octavia Redmond killed on her route in broad daylight: ‘disintegrated’

CHICAGO - A mail carrier walking a route in Chicago has been shot and killed, authorities said. U.S. Postal Service...

35-year-old Brazilian singer electrocuted in freak concert accident

Network light Brazilian rock singer Aires Sasaki was electrocuted last week during a live performance in Brazil The musician died...

Listeria outbreak linked to deli meat: Here are the affected states

At least two people have died in the U.S. in connection with a listeria outbreak linked to sliced ​​meat...

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s daughter Shiloh confirmed her desire to change her name in a newspaper announcement

Jolie-Pitt filed papers on May 30 to legally remove "Pitt" from her name.viaJuly 19, 2024, 9:05 PM ET• I...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you