Springfield Based Convoy of Hope Deploys to Caribbean Following Hurricane Beryl

Springfield Based Convoy of Hope Deploys to Caribbean Following Hurricane Beryl

The Springfield-based humanitarian organization Convoy of Hope has responded to the Caribbean to help with relief efforts following Beryl.

The hurricane turned tropical storm strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane as Beryl made landfall Monday morning around 4 a.m. 85 miles southwest of Houston, Texas with top sustained winds of 80 miles per hour.

Here’s the latest on Convoy of Hope’s response to the hurricane as outlined Sunday on the group’s website, convoyofhope.org.

Convoy of Hope is in communication with the Texas Department of Emergency Management, officials with the City of Houston, and regional partners as Beryl — now classified as a tropical storm — tracks closer to the Texas coastline. Beryl is set to restrengthen today to a Category 1 hurricane before it makes landfall tonight and into Monday morning. Waterlogged areas in and around Houston will endure a night of strong winds, storm surge, flooding, and even possible tornadoes.

As a U.S. response starts, Convoy’s relief work in the Caribbean presses on. Many survivors in the Windward Islands are still without water and electricity. According to The Washington Post, almost 98% of homes and buildings on the islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique were destroyed. Recovery will be long, and international assistance will be necessary for some time.

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