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Beryl’s Brutal Blow: Houston Reels as Death Toll Rises

Hey there, Space City! Looks like Mother Nature’s cooking up a little excitement for us. Remember how we were all patting ourselves on the back for a quiet hurricane season? Well, hold onto your hats, folks – Tropical Storm Beryl just crashed the party.
Late last night, while most of us were catching Z’s or binging that new Netflix show, the National Hurricane Center decided to spice things up. They slapped a name on that swirling mess of clouds in the Gulf, and just like that, Beryl was born.

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At least 7 killed after Beryl makes landfall

At least seven people are dead after Beryl roared onto the Southeast Texas coast and wreaked havoc in the greater Houston area.

I caught up with Janie Ramirez, our favorite local weather guru, at her favorite coffee spot this morning. Between sips of her extra-large latte, she spilled the beans: “Look, Beryl’s no monster, but it’s a wake-up call. Time to shake off that hurricane season rust, y’all.”

Right now, Beryl’s out there flexing with 45 mph winds. But word on the street is, she’s looking to bulk up over those toasty Gulf waters. By Friday? We might be looking at a beefed-up tropical storm or even a baby hurricane knocking on our door.

Mayor Turner did his thing at City Hall today, trying to keep us all cool, calm, and collected. “Houston, we’ve danced this dance before,” he said, looking like a dad about to fire up the grill before a storm. “Let’s not freak out, but let’s not snooze on Beryl either. Check on your grandma, grab some extra Lone Star and chips, and maybe figure out whose couch you’re crashing on if things get dicey.”

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Beryl slams Southeast Texas after making landfall

At least three Texans have died as Hurricane Beryl blasted its way on shore in Southeast Texas early Monday morning.

I swung by my local H-E-B, and let me tell you, it was like Black Friday for bottled water and Pop-Tarts. Over at Home Depot, they’re selling plywood faster than tickets to an Astros playoff game.
The school district’s still playing it cool for now. But parents, maybe have a backup plan for the kiddos just in case. We all know how much they’d hate to miss school, right?
(Cue the eye rolls from every teenager in Houston.)

For now, we’re doing what Houston does best – keeping it chill while keeping one eye on the sky. I ran into Maria Garcia, my neighbor who’s lived through more Gulf storms than she cares to count. As she was tossing an extra pack of Oreos in her cart (storm essentials, obviously), she cracked,”Honey, it ain’t summer in H-town without a little weather drama. Brings the neighborhood together!”

So, there you have it, Houston. Keep your phones charged, your koozie handy, and stay tuned. Beryl’s coming to town, and she might just turn our weekend plans upside down. But hey, that’s life on the Gulf Coast – never a dull moment!

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