Beryl Damage Estimate Approaches $32 Billion

AccuWeather’s preliminary estimate of the total damage and economic loss from Hurricane Beryl in the United States is $28-32 billion.

“Beryl will go down in the history books as a record-breaking hurricane,” says AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist Jon Porter. “It was the earliest Category 5 hurricane on record in the Atlantic Basin, causing catastrophic damage in the Windward Islands, Jamaica, and the Cayman Islands before hitting the Mexican peninsula and moving to eastern Texas.”

The storm also brought numerous tornadoes and flooding through eastern Texas, into Arkansas, and southeastern Missouri, with the storm then heading through the Midwest and into New England. At this point, flooding rain will become the main threat of the storm, as well as the risk for severe thunderstorms and isolated tornadoes east of the path of the storm. To put it into context, Hurricane Idalia caused $18-20 billion in total damage and economic loss in 2023.