Forecasters were warning of life-threatening flooding in some parts of the Far South, particularly in central Alabama, when the Tropic of Depression roamed the coastal states on Sunday.
Ten people, including nine children, were killed in two car crashes on Saturday, according to Butler District Attorney Wayne Garlock, who said the cars may have been wet on wet roads. Butler County Sheriff Danny Bond said many people were also injured. The ohs were not immediately identified.
Meanwhile, a 24-year-old man և a 3-year-old boy was killed when a tree fell outside the city of Tuscaloosa on Saturday. The sellers did not immediately identify the victims, and a medical doctor could not be reached early Sunday.
The death toll came after locomotives moved north of Alabama to Georgia on Saturday. Earlier, it was reported that 12 inches (30 centimeters) of rain had come from Claudette along the shores of the Mississippi Bay.
In North Carolina, there was a tornado warning from the entrance of the Small River to the Outer City of Dac. Forecasters say a tropical storm watch has been released from the South Santa River into the Little River at the entrance to the Little River.
The high winds remained at about 30 km / h (45 m / h). Forecasters for the National Hurricane Center predicted that Claudette would rise to the status of a tropical storm in eastern North Carolina on Monday when it capsized in the Atlantic Ocean.
Sunday flood clocks were posted in North Georgia, much of South Carolina, off the coast of North Carolina, in southeastern Alabama, and in parts of Panhandle, Florida.
Here are the 11 AM EDT Sunday key messages #CloudetThe system is still causing heavy rains with possible flash floods in much of the southeastern United States. Today, several tornadoes are possible across parts of Carolina. https://t.co/tW4KeFW0gB: pic.twitter.com/qwMv7aKL5T:
– National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) 2021 On June 20
More than 20 people were rescued by boat after a flood in Northport, Alabama, WVUA-TV reported. The Tuscaloosa Emergency Management Agency tweeted that local Red Cross volunteers were ready to help the victims. A shelter has been opened in Northport.
Birmingham Village Creek rose from a flood to 13 feet (4 meters), Birmingham National Weather wrote on Twitter.
The system was located about 25 miles (35 kilometers) west of Atlanta. It was moving east-northeast at a speed of 13 km / h (20 km / h), the National Storm Center said at the counseling center on Sunday morning.
Claudette was declared well-organized early in the week, qualifying as a so-called tropical storm after the hurricane circulated off the coast southwest of New Orleans.
In the immediate aftermath of the storm, a tornado destroyed or severely damaged at least 50 homes in a small town in Alabama, just north of the Florida border.
Sheriff Heath ackson in the state of Escambia said the suspected tornado “almost leveled” the mobile home garden, knocked down trees and tore off the roof of a high school gym. Most of the damage was done in or near Brighton, East Bretton, and about 48 miles (77 kilometers) north of Pensacola, Florida.
“It kind of affected everyone,” said Ackson Exxon. “But because these mobile homes are built so close, it can do a lot more damage to them than it can to fragmented homes.”
Tornadoes were recorded in southwestern Georgia.
The storm was also felt in northern Florida, where winds, in some cases reaching 85km / h (137km / h), caused an 18-wheel truck to overturn.
The storm poured down floodwaters along Lake Pontchartrain, Mississippi, north of Louisiana, flooding streets and flooding homes in some areas. The storm later engulfed Florida’s Panhandle ներքին inland, wide of Alabama.
According to forecasters, the system may rain 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 centimeters) of rain in the region, with 8-inch (20 centimeters) isolated accumulations possible.
Separately, Hurricane Dolores landed on the west coast of Mexico with almost no force. It had been scattered over Mexico since Sunday morning. Its remnants had maximum steady winds of 25 km / h (35 km / h) and were concentrated about 170 miles (275 km) east of the Mexican city of Mazatlan.
Heavy rainfall of up to 15 inches (38 centimeters) was expected in the south-west coast of Mexico over the weekend. Forecasters warned of possible floods and mudslides.