Tropical Storm Claudette, which caused flooding on the Gulf Coast and is linked to 14 deaths, moved into the Atlantic on Monday, forecasters said.
Claudette formed Saturday morning and made landfall in Louisiana before moving across the South. It weakened to a tropical depression but regained tropical storm strength Monday morning as it moved over North Carolina.
The storm caused flooding with as much as 15 inches of rain in some areas and also spawned destructive tornadoes.
Officials have linked 14 deaths to the storm in Alabama, including a crash that killed 10 people, nine of whom were children.
Tropical storm warnings in the United States have expired. The storm, which had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph, was around 660 miles southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia, at 5 p.m. Monday, the National Hurricane Center said.
The storm was “moving quickly” away from the U.S. at around 29 mph and is expected to pass just south of Nova Scotia on Tuesday, the center said.
The storm, which formed on Saturday morning, pounded parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida panhandle, producing rainfall totals of as much as 15 inches in some areas, the agency said.