Dalila Hashish, News Editor, The Pawprint
The third named storm of the 2021 hurricane season, Tropical Storm Claudette, has formed over Louisiana, and is moving further into the southeast, affecting Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June through November each year.
Although the storm is considered minor, with a maximum of 40 mp/h winds, it is drawing a large amount of attention and concern due to the extreme amount of water it is drawing from the Gulf of Mexico. Flash flood warnings have been issued, and the National Weather Service recorded between two to three and a half inches of rain per hour in regions being hit.
Alabama has also been considerably affected, and have also been facing multiple tornado warnings and thunderstorms. Although most areas had about two to three inches of rain, Slideall, Louisiana had a whopping 8 inches of rain per hour at the peak rainfall time.