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Tropical Storm Beryl in the Gulf of Mexico is headed for Texas

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Tropical StormBeryl made landfall yesterday in Gulf of Mexico and heading toward Texas, after it hit Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula as a hurricane, causing property damage, according to authorities.

Storm Beryl, which caused at least 11 deaths in the Caribbean and Venezuela due to its intensity, it is located 995 kilometers from Corpus Christi, Texas, where it is expected to arrive tomorrow.

It is accompanied by winds of 95 km/h , according to the latest bulletin from the US National Hurricane Center (NHC).

“Beryl has weakened to a tropical storm,” the Miami-based center said.

Beryl made landfall as a Category 2 cyclone at 05:05 local time northeast of Tulum, a populartourist destination.

Mexico was also affected

In Mexico, winds reached 175 kilometers per hour, causing trees to fall and power poles and damage to roofs, according to a preliminary report by the civil protection service.

During his morning press conference, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador expressed his satisfaction that “there does not appear to be any loss of life, that is the most important thing for us.” /p>

A few hours later, the authorities confirmed, during a press conference, that there were neither dead nor injured, adding that the road network and the water supply network were not damaged. In three communitythere were power outages.

Flight cancellations

Cancun, Tulum and Cozumel airports, where millions of tourists arrive each year, were not affected , said Laura Velasquez, head of the Civil Protection Service.

After more than 300 flights were canceled, flights resumed as normal at the Cancun airport at noon local time, according to the governor of Quintana Roo Mara Lezama state.

Nearly 2,200 people rushed to 58 temporary shelters. In downtown Tulum, the Mexican army set up a community kitchen for people who could not return to their homes.

“Most shops are open now,” he told Agence France-Presse. > Alvaro Rueda, age 51. “We bought food”.

More than 25,600 members of the security forces and power company CFE were deployed to the area.

Source: 24h.com.cy

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