Death toll from storm Claudette rises to 13 as dangerous tornado makes landfall

Death toll from storm Claudette rises to 13 in Alabama. Authorities issued a tropical storm warning in North Carolina on Monday. A “...

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  • Death toll from storm Claudette rises to 13 in Alabama.
  • Authorities issued a tropical storm warning in North Carolina on Monday.
  • A “dangerous” tornado made landfall and destroyed houses this Monday morning.

Claudette reverted to tropical storm status on Monday, moving toward the Carolinas, less than two days after 13 people – including 8 children in a multi-vehicle crash – were killed by the effects of the storm in Alabama, The Associated Press reported.

The children who died on Saturday were traveling in a van from a youth hostel for neglected or abused girls. The truck burned along Interstate 65, about 35 miles (55 kilometers) south of Montgomery. The vehicles likely skidded on the water, according to Butler County Coroner Wayne Garlock.

Storm Claudette deaths on the rise

Deaths increase from storm Claudette
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The crash also claimed the lives of two people who were traveling in another vehicle. Garlock identified them as Cody Fox, 29, and his 9-month-old daughter, Ariana, both from Marion County, Tennessee. There were also several wounded. A 24-year-old man and a 3-year-old boy were also killed Saturday when a tree fell on their home near the city of Tuscaloosa, said the captain of the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, Jack Kennedy.

Makayla Ross, a 23-year-old Fort Payne woman, was killed Saturday when her car spun off the road and fell into a swollen creek, DeKalb County Vice Forenser Chris Thacker told WHNT-TV. Also wanted was a man believed to have fallen into the water in a flood in Birmingham, reported WBRC-TV.

Tornadoes expected off the coast of the Carolinas

TORNADOS ARE EXPECTED
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On Monday morning, Claudette showed winds Sustained highs of 65 kilometers (40 miles) per hour, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in a statement, according to CNN.

The depression was 100 kilometers (65 miles) south-southwest of Raleigh, North Carolina, and was moving east-northeast at 41 kilometers (25 miles) per hour, according to meteorologists. The storm is expected to pass over the Atlantic Ocean Monday morning, then move near or south of Nova Scotia on Tuesday.

They issue a storm alert

ISSUE ALERT
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Also, between 3 and 5 centimeters (1 to 2 inches) of rain is expected in parts of Georgia and the Carolinas. They also may have tornadoes Monday morning off the coast of the Carolinas.

There is a tropical storm watch from Cape Fear in North Carolina to the town of Duck on the Outer Banks. The previous tropical storm advisory was canceled. “Keep your eye on the weather and prepare as many things ahead of time as you can,” said Dawn Kiousis, co-owner of a restaurant that specializes in pancakes at Stack ’em High in Kill Devil Hills. “I just know that she is going to win. Mother Nature is going to do what she’s going to do, so get ready, ”he said.

‘Dangerous’ tornado hits Chicago suburbs

TORNADO IN CHICAGO
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A rapidly rotating tornado and a pronounced debris mark on radar was confirmed Sunday night in suburban Chicago leaving thousands without power, forecasters said.

Residents near Darien and Burr Ridge, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) southwest of Chicago, were urged to take shelter around 11:15 p.m., the National Weather Service in Chicago said on Twitter. “This is a dangerous situation!” the agency tweeted.

Threat lasted until dawn

THREAT LASTED UNTIL EARLY MORNING
Photo: AP

Video from the live newscast showed several large downed trees and damage to homes and vehicles in the path of the storm. A gas leak and injuries were reported in the vicinity of Naperville, media reported.

Photos from the town of Woodbridge showed a damaged fence, downed trees and a crooked street sign. The threat of wind damage lingered for a few hours as the storm line moved over northern Illinois and into northwestern Indiana, forecasters said. The severe threat was declared over at 2 a.m. local time.

They warn that the Claudette storm will take more force

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LAST MINUTE: They warn that the Claudette storm will take more force. The Tropical depression Claudette threatens to strengthen this Sunday and recover the tropical storm category in the next few hours, according to Efe.

This, while leaving heavy rains in the southeastern United States, where this Saturday caused several tornadoes.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned in its latest bulletin, issued at 8 am EST, that Claudette continues to produce heavy rains with the risk of flooding and in much of the southeast of the country.

They assure that the Claudette storm will gain strength in the United States

They assure that the Claudette storm will gain strength in the United States
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At that time, the low pressure system was 25 miles (35 kilometers) west of Atlanta, in the state of Georgia, where its maximum sustained winds of 30 miles per hour (45 km / h) suffered early this Sunday. ), Efe points out.

The third tropical storm of the hurricane season in the Atlantic basin and the first to affect the United States this Saturday caused flooding and tornadoes, which left at least three injured, a possible missing person and more than fifty houses damaged before degrading to Tropical depression. Filed Under: Killed by Storm Claudette.

Storm Claudette weakened but could gain strength to continue its passage through the United States

Storm Claudette weakened but could gain strength to continue its passage through the United States
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But NHC experts say that the meteorological conditions appear to be “conducive” for its further strengthening once it encounters a more unstable marine environment as it approaches the Atlantic Ocean, towards where it is currently heading at a translational speed of 13 m / h (25 km / h).

Once it reaches the Atlantic, now a tropical storm again and with maximum sustained winds of 50 m / h (80 km / h), it will head northeast and reach the Canadian coast by mid-next week. Meanwhile, meteorologists warn that Claudette could leave heavy rains this Sunday. Filed Under: Killed by Storm Claudette.

Storm Claudette will continue to affect the United States in these areas

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In addition to flooding in rural and urban areas in areas of Florida, Alabama and Georgia, and already on Monday in North and South Carolina, Efe points out. And all this because it is expected that in the next few hours it will add up to 6 inches (15 centimeters) more rain in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

These amounts will be somewhat lower than the rainfall that left this Saturday in areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the western end of Florida, where they accumulated up to 15 inches (38 centimeters), according to Efe. Filed Under: Killed by Storm Claudette.

They warn floods, strong tornado tide

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This rain, added to storm surge and tide, can cause flooding in coastal areas, where the water could reach a maximum of one meter in areas of North Carolina. To all this must be added alerts for possible tornadoes in areas of Georgia and the Carolinas.

The same, which would be added to those registered on Saturday in Alabama and Florida, where several people were injured and numerous houses were damaged, points out Efe. The National Meteorological Service reported that the floods reached almost four meters in height. Filed Under: Killed by Storm Claudette.

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