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Video shows the trail of devastation caused by Hurricane Beryl through Jamaica and the Eastern Caribbean

(NEXSTAR) — Flooded bridges, bending trees and flying debris are just some of the things seen in video of Hurricane Beryl's destructive path through Jamaica and the Eastern Caribbean this week.

Videos showing the strength of the hurricane appeared on social media site X.


A video showed the Flat Bridge, a historic landmark of Jamaica, completely flooded by the Rio Cobre.

Another shows debris from a Jamaican hotel facade flying through the air.

On Wednesday afternoon, Beryl's eyewall grazed Jamaica's south coast, knocking out power and ripping off roofs. Prime Minister Andrew Holness said Jamaica had not yet experienced the “worst that could happen.”

Several roads in inland Jamaica were damaged by fallen trees and power poles, while some communities in the north were without power, according to the government information service.

The worst probably happened earlier in Beryl's trajectory, when it collided with two small islands in the Lesser Antilles.

Michelle Forbes, head of the National Emergency Management Organization for St. Vincent and the Grenadines, said about 95 percent of homes in Mayreau and Union Island were damaged by Hurricane Beryl.

In Grenada, one person died when a tree fell on a house, Environment Minister Kerryne James told the Associated Press.

Three people were reportedly killed in Grenada and Carriacou, and another in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, authorities said. Three more deaths were reported in northern Venezuela, where four people are missing, authorities said.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.