- Alabama officials said 10 people, including nine children, died in a crash that was likely caused by the storm.
- Separately, a 24-year-old man and a 3-year-old boy were also killed when a tree fell on their house just outside the Tuscaloosa city limits. According to WHNT-TV, a 23-year-old Fort Payne, Alabama, woman, died Saturday after her car ran off the road into a swollen creek.
- The storm was predicted to restrengthen Sunday night, according to the National Hurricane Center, becoming a tropical storm either late Sunday or Monday.
Tropical Depression Claudette continued its destructive path Sunday night, leaving at least 13 dead in Alabama as it strengthened along its path towards the Atlantic Coast.
Though the depression was not yet a tropical storm, it was forecast to continue its strengthening into one as soon as later Sunday night over eastern North Carolina before becoming a post-tropical cyclone Tuesday.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the deadly multi-vehicle Alabama collision that took place Saturday, and an investigator is expected to be at the pileup location Sunday night, spokesman Keith Holloway said. Ten NTSB investigators will coordinate with the Alabama Highway Patrol.
The collision, killed at least 10 people, including nine children, authorities said.