Tropical Storm Beryl disintegrates but presses on
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.