Tropical Storm Claudette (1979)

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Tropical Storm Claudette
Tropical storm (SSHWS/NWS)
Tropical Storm Claudette
FormedJuly 15, 1979
DissipatedJuly 29, 1979
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 60 mph (95 km/h)
Lowest pressure997 mbar (hPa); 29.44 inHg
Fatalities2 direct
Damage$400 million (1979 USD)
Areas affectedLeeward 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.