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AssistAlert: Hurricane Beryl Sets Precedent for 2024 Season

Assist Alert: Hurricane Beryl Sets Precedent for 2024 Season


Hurricane Beryl Sets Precedent for 2024 Season


An unexpectedly early start to the 2024 hurricane season came in the form of Category 4 storm, Hurricane Beryl. The system made landfall over Grenada’s Carriacou Island around 11 am EDT; the strongest hurricane to pass through the area since 1851 with sustained maximum windspeeds of 150mph. Unseasonably warm ocean temperatures have created optimal conditions for the formation of hurricanes, Beryl is the first in what is anticipated to be a lengthy hurricane season.


Several islands in the Caribbean are under ongoing hurricane warnings, most notably, Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadine Islands, Grenada and Tobago. Airports remain closed as the storm system continues its trajectory, poised for landfall again over the Gulf of Mexico, should it survive its journey over land.


  • Follow all official directives and evacuate if necessary
  • If lodging in a resort, follow all directions and emergency protocol provided by staff
  • Ensure a supply of water for sanitary purposes as well as an ample supply of clean drinking water
  • Both travelers and locals are advised to keep an emergency bag on hand with important documents and ample food and water

Members are encouraged to contact Assist America if travel assistance is required.



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