Tropical Storm Claudette (2009)

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Tropical Storm Claudette
Tropical storm (SSHWS/NWS)
Claudette 2009 approaching Florida.jpg
Tropical Storm Claudette intensifying off the coast of Florida
Formed August 16, 2009
Dissipated August 18, 2009
Highest winds 1-minute sustained: 60 mph (95 km/h)
Lowest pressure 1005 mbar (hPa); 29.68 inHg
Fatalities 2 direct
Damage $1.3 million (2009 USD)
Areas affected Florida, Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina
Part of the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season
Storm path

Tropical Storm Claudette was the third named storm of the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season. It was also the first tropical cyclone to affect the United States during 2009. The storm formed on August 16, and it quickly gained strength. The storm struck Santa Rosa Island, Florida, moved northwest, and dissipated over Alabama. [1]

On August 16, Claudette dropped rainfall in parts of the Florida Panhandle.[2] The storm spawned a tornado near Cape Coral.[3][4] The tornado slammed a car into the side of a home.[5] One person drowned in high waves along the coast of Panama City.[6]

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  2. Local Resident of Franklin County, Florida (August 16, 2009). "Daily Summary for August 16, 2009: White City, Franklin County, Florida". Weather Underground. Retrieved August 16, 2009.
  3. "090816's Storm Report". NOAA. Storm Prediction Center. August 16, 2009. Retrieved August 16, 2009.
  4. "Tornado warning for Charlotte Lee counties". WBBH - NBC2. August 16, 2009. Retrieved August 16, 2009.
  5. Staff Writer (August 16, 2009). "Tornado damage reported in Cape Coral". News-Press. Retrieved August 16, 2009.
  6. Murray, Bill (August 16, 2009). "Drowning Reported in Panama City". Channel 33/40. ABC. Retrieved August 16, 2009.

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Tropical cyclones of the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season

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