Overall Red alert Tropical Cyclone for BERYL-24
in Haiti, Grenada, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Mexico, Belize, United States

Event summary

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Tropical Cyclone BERYL-24 can have a high humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1001067
Name BERYL-24
From - To 28 Jun - 09 Jul
Exposed countries Haiti, Grenada, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Mexico, Belize, United States
Exposed population 9 million in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 269 km/h Category 5
Maximum storm surge 1.6 m (08 Jul 09:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Medium (Jamaica)

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Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS NOAA 46 km/h 1.6 m n.a. 0.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 263 km/h n.a. 819 mm 2.5
GFS 173 km/h 0.7 m 352 mm 1.5
ECMWF 54 km/h 2 m 1916 mm 0.5
Maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge and rainfall) using different data sources.
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Lesser Antilles, The Caribbean - Hurricane BERYL, update (ECHO 01 Jul 2024)Mon, 01 Jul 2024 10:20

  • BERYL is the earliest Cat. 4 hurricane on record, being the strongest formed during the month of June. On 1 July , its centre was located over the Ocean approximately 285 km south-east of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, with maximum sustained winds of 195 km/h (Cat. 3 hurricane).
  • BERYL is forecast to continue west, and to pass between St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada on 1 July early the afternoon (UTC), with maximum sustained winds up to 213 km/h (Cat. 4 ). After that, it is expected moving toward Jamaica and the Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico) on 3-5 July, weakening but remaining a hurricane.
  • Over the next 48 hours, very heavy rainfall, strong winds and storm surge are forecast over the Windward Islands. NOAA has issued a hurricane warning over St. Vincent and the Grenadine, Grenada, St. Lucia and Tobago. 
  • CDEMA is monitoring the situation and coordination meetings among Caribbean countries have been carried out. In some countries, emergency shelters have been set up. DG ECHO is in contact with ECHO partners and CDEMA. 
BERYL-24 - EC/ECHO daily mapMon, 01 Jul 2024 18:08

A new EC/ECHO daily map is now available
Lesser Antilles, the Caribbean - Hurricane BERYL, update (ECHO 02 Jul 2024)Tue, 02 Jul 2024 10:17

  • On 1 July hurricane BERYL passed between St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada with maximum sustained winds up to 222 km/h (Cat. 4 hurricane) and continued moving northwestward over the Caribbean Sea, strenghtening.
  • WHO PAHO and IFRC report 1,032 evacuated people (a number of these in 68 shelters) in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 2,500 evacuated (40 shelters) in Grenada and 129 evacuated in Trinidad and Tobago.
  • The Copernicus Emergency Management Service () was activated in rapid mapping mode.
  • On 2 July at 6.00 UTC, its centre was located offshore approximately 1,170 km south-east of Jamaica and 710 km south-east of Dominican Republic, with maximum sustained winds of 270 km/h (Cat. 5 Hurricane).
  • BERYL is forecast to continue northwestward, weakening, and to pass just south of Jamaica on 3 July in the evening (UTC), as a Cat. 2-3 hurricane. After that, it is expected to make landfall over the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico on 5 July, as a Cat. 1 hurricane. NOAA has issued a hurricane warning over Jamaica.
BERYL-24 - Copernicus EMS activationWed, 03 Jul 2024 09:00

[EMSR734] Tropical Cyclone BERYL-24, Lesser Antilles - The Caribbean
Lesser Antilles, the Caribbean, Venezuela, Mexico - Hurricane BERYL, update (ECHO 03 Jul 2024)Wed, 03 Jul 2024 10:50

  •  On 2 July hurricane BERYL continued northwestward over the Caribbean Sea, slightly weakening.
  • Media report, as of 3 July, six fatalities, of which three in Grenada, one in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and two across Venezuela. In addition, five missing people were reported in Venezuela. Needs assessments are ongoing across the affected countries.
  • The Copernicus Emergency Management Service () produced three maps so far, indicating very significant damage to buildings on the mapped islands.
  • BERYL is forecasted to pass very close to Jamaica on 3 July as a Cat. 3-4 hurricane and south of Cayman on 4 July as a Cat. 2. After that, it is forecasted to make landfall over the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico on 5 July, as a Cat. 2.
  • Over the next 24 hours, heavy rainfall, strong winds and storm surge are forecasted over Jamaica, Cayman and southern Hispaniola. NOAA has issued a hurricane warning over Jamaica and Cayman.
BERYL-24 - UNITAR-UNOSAT ActivationWed, 03 Jul 2024 10:53

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
BERYL-24 - Copernicus EMS activationThu, 04 Jul 2024 01:35

[EMSR734] Tropical Cyclone BERYL-24, Lesser Antilles - The Caribbean
Lesser Antilles, the Caribbean, Venezuela, Mexico, Belize - Hurricane BERYL, update (ECHO 04 Jul 2024)Thu, 04 Jul 2024 10:57

  • On 4 July, Hurricane BERYL is forecasted to continue northwestward, further weakening, and passing south of Cayman as a Cat. 3. It is then forecasted to make landfall over Felipe Carrilo Puerto, Mexico, on 5 July, as a Cat. 2. Over the next 48 hours, very heavy rainfall, strong winds and storm surge are forecasted over Jamaica, Cayman, the Yucatan Peninsula and Belize. 
  • The media reports, as of 4 July, seven fatalities: three in Grenada, one in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and three across Venezuela (including five people still missing) and 500 evacuated people to shelters in Jamaica. 
  • On 1 July, the Copernicus Emergency Management Service () was activated and six maps have been produced.. 
  • On 3 July, the EU Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) was activated to support UNEP/OCHA Joint Environment Unit with the deployment of environmental experts to Jamaica and Barbados, and to provide in-kind assistance to support Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, and Grenada.
BERYL-24 - UNITAR-UNOSAT ActivationThu, 04 Jul 2024 13:36

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
BERYL-24 - EC/ECHO daily mapThu, 04 Jul 2024 18:23

A new EC/ECHO daily map is now available
Lesser Antilles, the Caribbean, Venezuela, Mexico - Hurricane BERYL, update (ECHO 05 Jul 2024)Fri, 05 Jul 2024 10:44

  • On 5 July hurricane BERYL is forecasted to make landfall over the area of Tulum city, Mexico late in the morning (UTC), with maximum sustained winds of 176 km/h (Cat. 2).
  • DG ECHO reports, as of 4 July, ten fatalities: three in Grenada, three in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, three across Venezuela - where five people are still missing - and two in Jamaica. DG ECHO also reports 5,780 evacuated people across Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Jamaica.
  • The Copernicus Emergency Management Service () has so far produced ten maps.
  • The ERCC will deploy two EU experts in environmental damage assessments from Germany and Sweden as part of United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) teams to Jamaica and Barbados. France has made an offer of assistance under UCPM consisting of shelter and non-food items for Grenada and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
  • Over the next 48 hours, very heavy rainfall, strong winds and storm surge are forecasted over the Yucatan peninsula and the Gulf Coast. NOAA has issued a hurricane warning over these areas.
BERYL-24 - UNITAR-UNOSAT ActivationFri, 05 Jul 2024 11:25

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
BERYL-24 - Copernicus EMS activationFri, 05 Jul 2024 19:30

[EMSR734] Tropical Cyclone BERYL-24, Caribbean and Central America.
BERYL-24 - Copernicus EMS activationMon, 08 Jul 2024 04:25

[EMSR734] Tropical Cyclone BERYL-24, Caribbean and Central America.
Lesser Antilles, the Caribbean, Mexico, USA - Hurricane BERYL, update (ECHO 09 Jul 2024)Tue, 09 Jul 2024 10:11

  • On 8 July, BERYL made landfall over Texas Gulf coast with maximum sustained winds of 130 km/h (Cat. 1 hurricane). On 9 July, its centre was located over north-eastern Texas with maximum sustained winds of 56 km/h (tropical depression).
  • In Jamaica UNICEF reports two fatalities and 1,876 evacuated people (160 shelters). UN OCHA reports ten fatalities, 2,362 evacuated people (62 shelters), 30 injured people and two missing across Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. In Texas, FEMA reports 127 evacuated people (seven shelters).
  • The Copernicus Emergency Management Service () was activated in rapid mapping mode on 1 July and 14 maps were produced so far.
  • The Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) response includes the deployment of two EU environmental damage assessment experts (Germany and Sweden) to join the UNDAC teams in Jamaica and Barbados and further exploration of support with debris management experts. France offered and delivered shelter and non-food items through the UCPM to Grenada and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines during 6-7 July. The latest request for assistance came from Jamaica on 8 July, consisting of shelter, WASH, Non-Food items, search and rescue and medical items. 
BERYL-24 - UNITAR-UNOSAT ActivationTue, 09 Jul 2024 13:30

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
BERYL-24 - Copernicus EMS activationSat, 06 Jul 2024 07:00

[EMSR734] Tropical Cyclone BERYL-24, Caribbean and Central America.
Lesser Antilles, the Caribbean, Mexico, USA - Hurricane BERYL, update (ECHO 10 Jul 2024)Wed, 10 Jul 2024 12:55

  • On 9 July in the afternoon (UTC) tropical depression BERYL weakened and became a post-tropical cyclone, passing over Arkansas and Missouri (USA). On 10 July at 3.00 UTC, its centre was located inland close to the Indianapolis city (Indiana, USA), with maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h (post-tropical cyclone).
  • In Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, UN OCHA and UNICEF report as of 9 July, 11,910 people in need (of which 6,910 in Grenada and 5,000 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines) and 1,740 evacuated people in a number of shelters (1,000 in Grenada, 740 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines). In Jamaica, the UNCT reports more than 1,800 evacuated people in 156 shelters. In Texas (USA), FEMA reports eight fatalities and 207 evacuated people (of which 76 in six shelters).
  • For the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (), a total of 15 maps were produced so far.
  • The Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) response includes the deployment of two EU environmental damage assessment experts (Germany and Sweden) to join the UNDAC teams in Jamaica and Barbados and one debris management expert (Sweden) will depart 11 July to Grenada. France offered and delivered shelter and non-food items through the UCPM to Grenada and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines during 6-7 July. The latest request for assistance came from Jamaica on 8 July, consisting of shelter, WASH, Non-Food items, search and rescue and medical items.

Lesser Antilles, the Caribbean, Mexico, USA - Hurricane BERYL, update (ECHO 17 Jul 2024)Fri, 12 Jul 2024 10:36

  • Hurricane BERYL affected the Windward Islands, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico from July 1-7, causing heavy rainfall, strong winds, storm surges, and floods, leading to casualties and damage. The hardest-hit areas were Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Jamaica, and Texas (USA).
  • In Texas, eight fatalities and 641 evacuees in 19 shelters by July 11. Grenada saw six fatalities, two missing persons, 27 injuries, and 6,981 affected people. St. Vincent and the Grenadines reported five fatalities, over 1,000 evacuees in 47 shelters, and 4,800 affected individuals. Jamaica experienced three fatalities, 60 injuries, and widespread power outages affecting 70% of the population. Venezuela reported six fatalities and 32,000 people affected by floods.
  • The Copernicus Emergency Management Service () produced 15 maps showing significant building damage.
  • The Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) deployed experts from Germany, Sweden, and Spain for environmental and debris management. France delivered 20 tonnes of shelter and non-food items to Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines on July 6-7, while Ireland offered water, sanitation, shelter, tools, and generators; offer was accepted and transport is under planning. 
BERYL-24 - EC/ECHO daily mapFri, 12 Jul 2024 18:11

A new EC/ECHO daily map is now available
BERYL-24 - UNITAR-UNOSAT ActivationWed, 17 Jul 2024 12:50

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
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