At least 10 dead, including 9 children, in Alabama car crash after tropical storm hits Southeast. Tropical Depression Claudette likely left at least 12 dead in Alabama as the storm continued to batter and flood parts of the U.S. Southeast as it moved toward the Atlantic Coast and a predicted re-strengthening. A father and his 3-year-old son died in their home when a falling tree struck the residence. Ref. USAToday.