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2 Million Lose Electricity as Hurricane Beryl Slams into Texas Coast 

HeadlineJul 09, 2024

In Texas, at least seven people were killed and millions were left without electricity Monday after Hurricane Beryl made landfall south of Galveston with sustained winds of 80 miles per hour. The Category 1 storm brought a month’s worth of rain to parts of the Houston metro area in less than six hours. Two million people are without power with a heat index forecast of 105 degrees. This month, Beryl became the earliest-ever major hurricane in the Atlantic, at one point strengthening to a Category 5 storm as it tore through the Caribbean, killing at least 11 people.

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