Tropical Depression Claudette Heading Towards Carolinas Might Turn Into A Storm
Tropical Depression Claudette which killed two people in Alabama may end up becoming a storm. It is currently heading towards Carolinas and the National Hurrican Center warned about the possibility of a tropical storm. Furthermore, it said, “Claudette is forecast to become a tropical storm again late tonight or early Monday over eastern North Carolina.” The Center also said, “Through Monday morning, Claudette is expected to produce additional rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches. With isolated maximum totals of 5 inches across portions of southeastern Georgia, central and coastal South Carolina, and south-central to eastern North Carolina. Flash, urban and small stream flooding impacts, as well as isolated minor river flooding are possible across these areas.”
Tropical Depression Claudette Post Risk Of Flood In Dry Coastal Areas
The National Hurricane Center also warned about the possibility that the dry coastal areas may end up getting flooded due to the storm. Moreover, it said, “The combination of storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded. By rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. The water could reach the following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated areas if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide…”
Possibility Of Tornado Also Arises As Storm Intensifies In Coastal Carolinas
There is a possibility of tornado in coastal areas of Carolinas as the storm intensified in those regions. Furthermore, the National Hurricane Center said, “Tropical storm conditions are expected to begin in the warning area by early Monday. Tropical storm conditions are possible in the watch area tonight and Monday. A couple of tornadoes are possible through early Monday across parts of the coastal Carolinas.” People in North and South Carolina are expected to remain cautious for now.