Tropical Storm Claudette formed early on June 19th, 2021, 80 miles south of the Louisiana coast. Several hours later, Claudette made landfall with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana bringing storm surge and winds that caused relatively minor damage from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle coastline. Flooding was the biggest impact felt from Claudette as over ten inches of rain fell in parts of Louisiana and Mississippi.
After landfall, Claudette drifted across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic U.S, spawning nine tornadoes during its life. Claudette eventually dissipated on June 23rd, south of Nova Scotia.
In total, four deaths and an estimated 375 million dollars in damage are attributed to Tropical Storm Claudette.
The National Hurricane Center’s complete report on Claudette.
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