1 dead after driver hits Pride parade in Florida: A driver slammed into spectators Saturday evening at the start of a Pride parade in South Florida, killing one person and seriously injuring another, authorities said.
Meanwhile, a 24-year-old man and a 3-year-old boy were killed on Saturday when a tree fell to their house just outside the Tuscaloosa city border, Captain Martisellers of the Tuscaloosa Violent Crime Unit told Tuscaloosa News.
The storm is expected to move northeast toward the North Carolina coast over the weekend.
Tropical Storm Claudette formed early Saturday morning and was tracked moving along the Gulf Coast before it made landfall.More news: US CDC classifies Delta variant as ‘variant of concern’
The damage caused by the storm was also felt in northern Florida, where the wind (sometimes reaching 85 mph) caused the 18-wheeled vehicle to fall sideways.
"The storm total rainfall is expected to be 5 to 10 inches with isolated 15 inches totals in southeast Louisiana, southern MS, southern Alabama, and the western Florida panhandle", NHC forecaster John Cangialosi said.
Damage from the storm was also felt in north Florida, where winds - in some cases reaching 85 miles per hour - caused an 18-wheeler to flip on its side.
Sheriff Heath Jackson estimated that at least 50 homes had been "pretty much" demolished by the storm, which also toppled trees onto houses and ripped the roof off a nearby school gym.
The National Hurricane Center declared Claudette organized enough to qualify as a named storm at 4am on Saturday, well after the storm's center of circulation had come ashore southwest of New Orleans.More news: UK, Australia agree post-Brexit trade deal
"It affected everyone", Jackson said.
The system was located approximately 45 miles (75 km) west-northwest of Montgomery, Alabama, with wind speeds of 30 mph (45 kph). "But these mobile homes are built very close together, so they can cost far more than homes in remote locations".
According to forecasters, the system can rain 5 to 10 inches (12 to 25 centimeters) in the area, allowing an isolated accumulation of 15 inches (38 centimeters).
Bynum reported from Savannah, Georgia. Its remnants had maximum sustained winds of 25 mph (35 kph), and it was centered about 170 miles (275 kilometers) east of Mazatlan, Mexico.More news: Victoria lockdown restrictions are completely stupid, says Melbourne media personality