Published: April 16,2017
Maarutha is the first named storm of the 2017 Northern Hemisphere tropical cyclone season, according to Dr. Phil Klotzbach.
The Joint Typhoon Warning Center said that Tropical Cyclone Maarutha had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph as of Sunday afternoon, Eastern Daylight Time. Maarutha is rapidly decaying, due to its interaction with land.
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Heavy rainfall appears to be the biggest threat into Monday, Eastern Daylight Time. This area in the northern Bay of Bengal from eastern India eastward to Myanmar is notorious for flash flooding, due to mountainous terrain. Mudslides will also be a concern.
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