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12 dead in storm-related incidences in Alabama as tropical depression surges through the East Coast

A car drives in the rain in Galveston, Texas. Photo: Zeng Jingning/China News Service via Getty Images

At least 12 are dead in Alabama as Tropical Depression Claudette continues to move toward the Atlantic Coast, flooding parts of the U.S. Southeast, USA Today reports.

The big picture: The National Hurricane Center reported Sunday morning that southeast Louisiana, southern Mississippi, southern Alabama and the western Florida panhandle saw rainfall of 5 to 10 inches with isolated 15-inch amounts.

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