Residents Asked to Remain Vigilant as Beryl is Downgraded to Tropical Storm

Residents are being asked to remain vigilant despite the downgrading of Beryl from hurricane to tropical storm.

This is the word from the National Disaster Preparedness Response Advisory Committee (NDPRAC) which met on Saturday at the Disaster Management Coordination Agency (DMCA) to discuss the impending storm.

Disaster Management officials provided an update on the path of Tropical Storm Beryl following the 11AM media advisory, which noted that wind speeds for the storm had decreased from 75mph to 60mph.

“The message now is for residents to remain vigilant and to continue to monitor the path of the system, which was downgraded to a tropical storm on Saturday. Hence, there’s no need for alarm at this present time, however, persons should not be complacent as tropical storms and hurricanes are fluid by nature and can change at a moment’s notice,” the official press release stated.

The core members of the NDPRAC will meet on Sunday July 8th at 12 noon following the 11 o’clock weather advisory. Following the meeting, a further update will be given so residents can act accordingly.