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Hurricane Beryl Barrels towards the Lesser Antilles

This will be Hagerty Consulting’s first situational awareness post of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

NOAA Hurricane Beryl Predicted Path as of July 6,2018

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s National Hurricane Center reported on Friday morning that Beryl had been upgraded to a Hurricane, currently designated as a Category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale . The storm’s tropical-storm-force winds are anticipated to hit some islands of the Lesser Antilles by Sunday around 8 PM AST. Hurricane Beryl is predicted to hit Puerto Rico on Monday morning and the Dominican Republic by Tuesday morning.

Meanwhile, the NOAA is keeping a close eye on a possible tropical depression off the southeast coast of North Carolina. Currently, there is a 70 percent chance it will form within the next 48 hours.

Hagerty will continue to monitor the situation and post updates as significant changes occur. With the 2017 hurricane season and its damages at the forefront of our minds, Hagerty encourages local and state governments to prepare their communities as much as possible to mitigate the effects of this hurricane season.

Below is a list of information resources to be prepared for Atlantic Hurricane Season

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