Sheryl Lee Ralph Is “Grateful” Hurricane Beryl Has Passed Jamaica Ahead of Son’s Wedding

Sheryl Lee Ralph is “grateful” that Hurricane Beryl has passed Jamaica.

The Emmy-winning actress, who is currently on the Caribbean island for her son Etienne Maurice’s wedding this weekend, has continued to share weather updates on X (formerly Twitter). The Category 4 storm was expected to reach landfall midday July 3, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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“It looks like the hurricane Beryl has passed and is running like a Jamaican track star off to another race,” she shared on X (formerly Twitter) on Thursday. “Thank you all for your good vibes and prayers. We did not get a direct hit and we are grateful but Carriacou needs help.”

Ralph’s newest update comes after she had been posting about the weather situation in Jamaica over the last few days.

“It’s starting. I’m not going to go all the way out there, but it’s happening now,” she said in a video Wednesday. “We are praying for safety for everybody and stay off the roads, stay inside, ‘cause I’m going all the way back inside now.”

A day prior, the Abbott Elementary star gave additional updates on what the weather was looking like on the island before the storm approached, writing in the post’s caption, “Good night from Jamaica Pray for us as you pray for others.”

“From the looks of the sky, it looks like Beryl is gonna be here much sooner than the news keeps saying,” Ralph added in a video. “So it’s very calm here in Jamaica, the sky is so beautifully clear. And they said that the sea looked like glass today.… We have to take in all of the outside furniture because, you know, those things take flight.

“I hope you’ve put oil in your lamp and are taking extra care,” she continued. “So to everybody that’s here on the island, we remember that [Hurricane] Gilbert was a three and Beryl is a four. Wow. God bless you, goodnight.”

Though Ralph was born in Connecticut, she frequently returns to the island, where her mother Ivy Ralph O.D. was a well-known Jamaican fashion designer and the creator of the Kariba suit. This week, her family was gathering there for her son’s wedding to ABC News journalist Stephanie Wash.

“But what I don’t love is rain during the week of my wedding,” Etienne Maurice said on his Instagram Story on Wednesday. “I’m praying that everybody here and in Jamaica and the Caribbean Islands are safe and all we can do is pray for the best.”

July 4, 10:10 a.m. Updated with Ralph’s tweet that the storm had passed Jamaica.

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