Tropical Storm Claudette (1979)

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Tropical Storm Claudette
Tropical storm (SSHS)
Tropical Storm Claudette
Formed July 15, 1979
Dissipated July 29, 1979
Highest winds 1-minute sustained:
60 mph (95 km/h)
Lowest pressure 997 mbar (hPa); 29.44 inHg
Fatalities 2 direct
Damage $400 million (1979 USD)
Areas affected Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba,
Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio Valley, Kentucky, Virginia
Part of the 1979 Atlantic hurricane season

Tropical Storm Claudette was a very destructive tropical storm in late July 1979. The storm cut across Puerto Rico, killing one. She then struck eastern Texas and left behind incredible flooding that caused almost $400 million in damage. Claudette was the first of three destructive tropical cyclones in 1979 Atlantic season.