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Ex-Hurricane Beryl is on a 1,100-mile rampage across America with more than 12 states facing furious churning winds, thunderous downpours and tornadoes.

The terrifying storm, the earliest hurricane to hit Category-5, will sweep from the Texas Coastline, across east-central states, through New York and into Canada.

Beryl has downgraded from hurricane to tropical storm and now tropical depression, but its remnants continue on a destructive trajectory across the United States.

A region spanning from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes faces flash flooding while Texas and Ohio are at risk of tornadoes.

AccuWeather hurricane expert Alex DaSilva said: “Beryl has been a resilient storm ever since it exploded into a Category-5 hurricane in the Caribbean last week and devastated communities in the Windward Islands.

“People in the path of Beryl’s track should not let their guard down this week. Beryl will bring the risk of tornadoes as far away as Ohio.

"Downpours from Beryl could also cause flash flooding as far north as Detroit, more than 1,100 miles from where Beryl made landfall in Texas.”

Beryl smashed into the Texas coast at the start of the week after gaining strength over tropical Gulf waters.

She left more than two million homes in Texas without power and hurled a massive sea surge wave along the Texan coastline.

It followed a horrifying assault across the Caribbean, which killed several people and left communities devastated.

Beryl intensified last week from a tropical storm to a Category-5 hurricane in hours, the first to do so this early in the season.


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Energy caught up in the system will slowly dissipate but not before unleashing havoc across swaths of America.

AccuWeather senior meteorologist Tyler Roys said: “These strong winds will down trees and cause power outages and significant property damage.

“The most intense rainfall, ranging from 8 to 12 inches in most areas, will occur near the storm’s landfall location along the east-central Texas coast, extending up to Houston and Tyler.

“Power outages can last for days to weeks in the hardest-hit areas.”

Weather Channel spokesman Chris DeWeese added: “Beryl will become post-tropical later as it merges with a front.

“The system will bring heavy rainfall and possible flash flooding from the mid-Mississippi Valley to the Great Lakes and Northeast, so people in those regions should keep an eye on the forecast.”

Beryl is thought to have killed seven people in Texas and one in Louisiana, including a Houston police officer, according to local reports.

Meteorologists say it is unlikely another tropical storm will form in the Atlantic this month, though they do not rule it out.

Dry air and a cloud of Saharan Dust sweeping the Atlantic will ‘keep a lid on’ hurricane activity.

Weather Channel meteorologist Danielle Banks said: “After a lot of tropical activity, people may be wondering what's next, but there isn't much going on which is not uncommon for July.

“Water temperatures are high enough to support tropical development and further intensification, but dry air and dust are suppressors for storm development.

“The dust acts like a lid and storms struggle to form still that doesn't mean it can't happen.”

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