Claudette is the first named tropical system of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season to directly impact the U.S. The tropical storm formed early Saturday, wreaking havoc across the Gulf Coast and southeastern states throughout the weekend.
Alabama was hit hard with Claudette causing dangerous flooding, downed trees and a mudslide that blocked roads — leading to water rescues and causing at least 13 fatalities. The storm also produced an EF2 tornado, damaging at least 30 structures in Brewton and East Brewton.
The storm also brought possible tornadoes to Florida's Escambia and Santa Rosa counties where it damaged homes. High-water rescues were also reported in Slidell, Louisiana.
Severe weather also hits Chicago
Outside of Claudette, Chicago also experienced severe weather over the weekend with a damaging tornado driving through DuPage County, a suburb of Chicago. According to the National Weather Service in Chicago, over 100 homes were damaged in the southwestern suburbs.
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Clay Humphries, senior vice president – southeast region
Troy Dowdy, senior vice president – mid-atlantic region
Beau Bishop, senior vice president – catastrophe operations
Gail Oliver, senior vice president, sales and marketing
David Armstrong (for Chicago tornado), senior vice president – midwest region