Trop­i­cal Storm Beryl dis­in­te­grates but presses on

Daily Times (Primos, PA) - - LOCAL NEWS -

Trop­i­cal Storm Beryl dis­in­te­grated Sun­day as it zipped to­ward the eastern Caribbean, where fore­cast­ers still warned of heavy rains on is­lands strug­gling to re­cover from last year’s deadly hur­ri­canes.

The gov­ern­ment of Do­minica said it would shut down its wa­ter sys­tem, and Puerto Rico’s gov­er­nor warned of likely new power out­ages. Peo­ple on is­lands across the re­gion stocked up on food and wa­ter and pre­pared for pos­si­ble dam­ag­ing winds, rains and waves.

In­ter­mit­tent rain­storms were al­ready hit­ting Do­minica, and the U.S. Na­tional Hur­ri­cane Cen­ter said 2-3 inches of rain could fall as the storm’s rem­nants moved over or near the moun­tain­ous is­land Sun­day night.

Do­minica Prime Min­is­ter Roo­sevelt Sk­er­rit told peo­ple to store wa­ter be­cause the gov­ern­ment would shut down the wa­ter sys­tem as a pre­cau­tion, and he warned them to stay alert and re­spect an is­land-wide cur­few by re­main­ing in­doors.

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