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Tropical storm Claudette to strengthen again into a tropical storm by early Monday

Emergency personnel work at the accident site as smoke rises from the wreckage after about 18 vehicles slammed together on a rain-drenched Alabama highway during Tropical Storm Claudette, in Butler County, Alabama, US, on June 19, 2021.
Emergency personnel work at the accident site as smoke rises from the wreckage after about 18 vehicles slammed together on a rain-drenched Alabama highway during Tropical Storm Claudette, in Butler County, Alabama, US, on June 19, 2021.
Image: RICKY SCOTT via REUTERS

Tropical depression Claudette has strengthened a little and is expected to become a tropical storm again by early Monday over eastern North Carolina, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Sunday.

The system is located 240km west-northwest of Cape Fear, North Carolina, packing maximum sustained winds of 55km/h the NHC added.

Nine children, one adult killed in Alabama highway crash

Nine children and a young father were killed in a pileup of about 18 vehicles on a rain-drenched Alabama highway during Tropical Storm Claudette.


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