Ten folks died in Alabama from the poor climate situations brought on by Tropical Storm Claudette. induced
Over the weekend, tropical storm Claudette created deadly weather conditions in Alabama. Ten people, including nine children and one adult, were killed on the Alabama freeway, according to CBS News. More than 10 cars were involved in the accident – one car carried eight of the deceased.
These people were reportedly eight children from a Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch vehicle. According to the Alabama Sheriffs Youth Ranch’s Facebook page, the ranch is a home for abused and neglected children. The van caught fire while driving on the motorway and bystanders could only pull the driver out. The deceased was between 4 and 17 years old.
Another child aged 9 months and a 29-year-old man died in a separate vehicle. Several people were injured in the pile-up. Butler County’s medical examiner Wayne Garlock said the accident was likely caused by cars aquaplaned on the wet highway.
Claudette also claimed the lives of two other people in other locations in Alabama, according to other reports from CBS News. A 24-year-old man and a three-year-old boy were killed when a tree fell into their home. Authorities also reported the death of a 23-year-old woman after her car drove into a flooded creek.
Storm Claudette has reportedly moved into the Atlantic from the United States since Monday afternoon. It previously touched areas like the Gulf Coast before moving through Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and North Carolina, causing heavy rainfall of up to a foot, according to CNN.
As you may already know, the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1st. Land in and near the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea will be at risk of tropical storms and hurricanes until about November 30, when the season ends.
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