Washington: Hurricane Beryl is wreaking havoc in the US. Eight people have died here due to the storm falling trees and causing heavy floods. Officials said that seven people died in Texas and another person in neighboring Louisiana due to the deadly storm.

20 lakh people lost power in their homes

More than 2 million homes in southeast Texas lost power due to power cuts. At the same time, 14,000 homes in Louisiana were also without electricity. Air-conditioned shelters have been set up for residents while crews work to restore service.

Houston badly affected by storm and flooding

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Beryl had weakened on Tuesday and was moving northeast toward Canada with winds of 30 miles (45 kilometers) per hour, but warned it could still produce flooding and tornadoes. Houston, home to more than 2 million people, has been hard hit by hurricane-force winds and flooding.

Hurricane Beryl caused massive destruction

Hurricane Beryl wreaked havoc in Jamaica, Grenada , St. Vincent, and the Grenadines last week, killing at least 12 people and causing massive damage to infrastructure. The storm, currently about 70 miles southwest of Houston, is moving northeast at 12 mph. It will hit eastern Texas on Tuesday and Wednesday before moving toward the Lower Mississippi Valley and then the Ohio Valley