Tropical Storm Claudette Causes Flash Flooding, Spawns Tornadoes
Updated 6/21/21: The Weather Channel issued a report outlining structural damage caused by Tropical Storm Claudette across several Gulf Coast states.
Approximate locations sustaining structural damage (flooding/tornadoes)
– Northport (Tuscaloosa County, 35473, 35475, 35476)
*Concentrated home flooding reported in Willowbrook Trailer Park
– Tuscaloosa (Tuscaloosa County, 35401, 35402, 35403, 35404, 35405, 35406, 35407, 35486, 35487)
– Brewton (Escambia County, 36426, 36427)
– East Brewton (Escambia County, 36426)
– Pace (Santa Rosa County, 32571)
*Concentrated home damage reported on Wallace Drive
– Ferry Pass/Pensacola (Escambia County, 32514)
*Concentrated home damage reported on Larkin Street
– Summerville (Chattooga County, 30747)
– Slidell (St. Tammany Parish, 70458, 70459, 70460, 70461, 70469)
– Kiln (Hancock County, 39556)
June 18, 2021
Source: The Weather Channel
Office of Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards (Gov. Edwards Issues State Emergency Declaration Due to Tropical Threat in the Gulf of Mexico)
Associated Parish ZIP Code List (Statewide)
NOTE: This has not yet been declared a FEMA Disaster.
At a Glance
- A tropical or subtropical storm is likely to form in the western Gulf of Mexico Friday.
- This system will bring a threat of heavy rain and possible flooding to the northern Gulf Coast this weekend.
- Storm surge, high surf and rip currents will also be threats at the coast.
A tropical or subtropical storm is expected to form in the Gulf of Mexico, and no matter how well organized this system becomes, it poses a threat of flooding rain along a part of the northern U.S. Gulf Coast heading into Father’s Day weekend. This system could also contribute to coastal flooding, dangerous rip currents and gusty winds.
Tropical storm conditions are expected to begin later Friday along portions of the northern Gulf Coast and tropical storm warnings have been issued from Intercoastal City, Louisiana to the Okaloosa/Walton county line. This warning includes New Orleans and Mobile.
For now, this system is being called a Potential Tropical Cyclone by the National Hurricane Center. This designation is used by the NHC to give an early heads up to residents along the coast that winds of at least 40 mph are possible within the next two days.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) says there is a high chance of a tropical or subtropical storm forming in the western Gulf of Mexico Friday. The next name on the list is Claudette.
A subtropical depression or storm has features of both tropical and non-tropical systems. The NHC issues forecasts for these hybrid systems, and they are assigned a number or name just like a tropical depression or storm.
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