Despite lower-than-average numbers of tropical storms and hurricanes for the Atlantic in 2017, parts of the southeastern United States are likely to be at risk for multiple major impacts.
Cyclonic Storm Mora will take aim at Bangladesh in the final days of May.
While the powerful, destructive wind speeds of an approaching cyclone are used to estimate the storm's category, storm surge is often the greatest threat to both lives and property.
Following a very active 2016 hurricane season, an above-normal number of tropical storms and hurricanes are once again forecast in the East Pacific in 2017.
Intense rainfall led to chaos in parts of Montreal this week as flooding hit thousands of homes while a massive fire charred parts of the southeastern United States.
The official start of the eastern Pacific hurricane season is May 15, but the first tropical system of the year has already formed.