FLASH FLOODING RISES IN CLAUDETTE'S PATH

Jun 20, 2021

By Jeremy Logan

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Forecasters warned of life-threatening flash flooding in parts of the Deep South, particularly across central Alabama, as Tropical Depression Claudette traveled over coastal states.

Heavy rain led to high water late Saturday into early Sunday in the Birmingham and Tuscaloosa metropolitan areas.

The rapidly changing conditions came as Claudette was beginning to batter parts of Georgia and the Carolinas early Sunday.

The system’s rainfall was accompanied with maximum sustained winds of 48 kilometres per hour.

The National Hurricane Center says the depression is expected to cross into the Atlantic Ocean on Monday, and eventually regain tropical storm strength.

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