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Jamaica Surveys Damage After Hurricane Beryl Strikes Southern Coast

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Residents of Jamaica are evaluating the destruction left behind after Hurricane Beryl impacted the southern coast of the Caribbean island. The category four hurricane, one of the most intense to hit Jamaica, brought winds reaching up to 130mph (215km/h).Prime Minister Andrew Holness has extended

an island-wide curfew until 06:00 local time (11:00 GMT) on Thursday, alongside a flash flood warning. According to the National Hurricane Center, Beryl has now weakened to a category three storm and is moving towards Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.Nick Davis, reporting from Kingston, Jamaica's capital,

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that the island was "spared the worst of the winds," but continuous rainfall for 12 hours has become the primary concern. Flooded farmland presents significant issues, especially in areas with limited regulation. A rural resident shared with Reuters, "It's terrible. Everything's gone. I'm in

my house and I'm scared." Amoy Wellington from St Elizabeth Parish described the situation as a disaster.By late Wednesday, Jamaica's meteorological service downgraded the hurricane warning to a flash flood warning, cautioning that ongoing rain could lead to flash flooding in low-lying and flood-prone regions.

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