Hurricane Beryl strengthening as it churns toward the Caribbean islands
Satellite imagery of Hurricane Beryl as it makes its way toward the Caribbean islands on Friday, July 6, 2018. At 11 a.m., Beryl was located about 1,045 miles east, southeast of the Lesser Antilles, moving west at 15 mph.
The National Hurricane Center named Tropical Storm Kirk in its 11 a.m. Saturday advisory. The fast-developing system is about 450 miles from the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands off the coast of Africa.
The National Hurricane Center is watching Tropical Depression Eleven near the Windward Islands in the Atlantic, although it is expected to dissipate. A system off the African coast could become a tropical storm this weekend.
As Hurricane Florence takes aim at the Carolinas with winds currently at Category 4 strength, more than 500 Florida Power & Light employees and contractors were already en route to help restore power to the Carolinas even before it flickers off.
The popular and iconic Snappers Key Largo bar and restaurant on the ocean side of mile marker 94.5 became a monument to the damage Irma inflicted on the Upper Keys. But, it also became a symbol of Keys resiliency in the storm’s aftermath.