Tropical Storm Claudette (2009) facts for kids
|Tropical storm (SSHWS/NWS)|
|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|
|Damage||$1.3 million (2009 USD)|
|Areas affected||Florida, Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina|
|Part of the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season|
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 August 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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Tropical Depression Claudette weakening over Alabama on August 17
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