Tropical Storm Claudette (1979) facts for kids
|Tropical storm (SSHWS/NWS)|
|Formed||July 15, 1979|
|Dissipated||July 29, 1979|
|Highest winds||1-minute sustained: 60 mph (95 km/h)
|Lowest pressure||997 mbar (hPa); 29.44 inHg|
|Damage||$400 million (1979 USD)|
|Areas affected||Leeward 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.
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