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Storm kills 13 in Alabama


Damage from a suspected tornado on Saturday in East Brewton, Ala. Associated Press/Alicia Jossey

Storm kills 13 in Alabama

Ten people, including nine children, died in a 15-vehicle crash on Saturday south of Montgomery, Ala. A van belonging to a youth ranch for abused and neglected girls was involved in the crash on rain-soaked Interstate 65. The group was returning from a week at the beach in Gulf Shores, Ala. Tropical Storm Claudette swept across the Southeast over the weekend with high winds, tornadoes, and flash flooding, which caused three other deaths.

Where is Claudette now? The storm pushed into Georgia and South Carolina on Sunday. Meteorologists downgraded it to a tropical depression, but they expect it to strengthen on its trek toward the Atlantic.

Dig deeper: Read Onize Ohikere’s report in World Tour about hurricane recovery last storm season in Central America.


Kent Covington

Kent is a reporter and news anchor for WORLD Radio. He spent nearly two decades in Christian and news/talk radio before joining WORLD in 2012. He resides in Atlanta, Ga.

@kentcovington

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