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Tropical Cyclone Debbie Makes Landfall

Tropical Cyclone Debbie Makes Landfall

According to the latest information from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JWTC), Debbie is located approximately 108 nautical miles southeast of Townsville, Australia, and has tracked southwestward at just over 5 miles per hour over the past 6 hours. The storm has maximum sustained winds of 86 miles per hour and gusts up to 103 miles per hour. Now that it is over land, JWTC forecasters expect the storm to rapidly decay as it interacts with rugged terrain and dissipate within the next 24 hours.

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Courtesy of NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory