'Disorganized' Tropical Storm Beryl moving a little faster, but blowing no harder

'Disorganized' Tropical Storm Beryl moving a little faster, but blowing no harder

Pablo Tucker
July 9, 2018

As for Beryl it has lose its circulation and tropical characteristics making it just a remnant low with winds of 45 miles per hour and gust up to 60 miles per hour.

Tropical Storm Chris is forecast to strengthen and remain well offshore the US coast. The government of Dominica said it would shut down its water system and Puerto Rico's governor warned of likely new power outages.

Temperatures are expected to reach the upper 80s and low 90s for areas that aren't hit with rain. It is 60 miles northeast of Martinique and 70 miles east-southeast of Dominica.

A separate system, Tropical Storm Chris, lingered off the Atlantic Coast on Sunday and is expected to remain in place for several days, according to forecasters. Lourdes De Jesus, who travelled from West Springfield, Massachusetts, to help fix her mother's house in southeast Yabucoa, said the roof consists of tarp and recycled zinc and leaks even during a light storm.

Forecasters said conditions could become a bit more favorable for the storm to regenerate later this week.

"They should not let their guard down", he said.

Environment Canada has issued a statement for Nova Scotia and parts of P.E.I. and New Brunswick, saying they could be in the path of a tropical storm that formed off the US coast Sunday morning. Deeper into the Caribbean, a state of emergency was declared in Puerto Rico, where Maria caused more than an estimated $100 billion in damage.

Chris is the only named storm in the Atlantic as of Monday morning.

As of 11:00 p.m. Sunday, the remnants of Beryl were located near latitude 15.8 North, longitude 62.4 West, N.H.C. said. Among those stocking up was Sandra Whitcher, an owner of Coffeeriver Cottages in Dominica.

"Our hope is that we get a little rain", he said Sunday night. "I don't know what we're going to do", she said.

Forecasters expect Tropical Storm Chris to gain strength as it hovers off the Carolina coast Monday.

The hurricane center said most forecast models are on board with this scenario, but some take Chris away from the US faster than others.

"There is a lot of uncertainty", she said.

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