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Tropical Storm Claudette
Tropical storm (SSHWS/NWS)
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Tropical Storm Claudette intensifying off the coast of Florida
Formed August 16, 2009
Dissipated August 18, 2009
Highest winds 1-minute sustained: 60 mph (95 km/h)
Lowest pressure 1005 mbar (hPa); 29.68 inHg
Fatalities 2 direct
Damage $1.3 million (2009 USD)
Areas affected Florida, Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina
Part of the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season
Claudette 2009 track
Storm path

Tropical Storm Claudette was the third named storm of the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season. It was also the first tropical cyclone to affect the United States during 2009. The storm formed on August 16, and it quickly gained strength. The storm struck Santa Rosa Island, Florida, moved northwest, and dissipated over Alabama.

On AugustĀ 16, Claudette dropped rainfall in parts of the Florida Panhandle. The storm spawned a tornado near Cape Coral. The tornado slammed a car into the side of a home. One person drowned in high waves along the coast of Panama City.

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