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Hurricane Categories

Hurricane Categories

There are 5 categories of Hurricane. As the number increases, so does the severity of the storm. Read and learn the qualifications of each category in order to better prepare yourself and your home.

Category   

 Wind Speeds

 Damage

 Storm Surge

1

74-95 mph

Minimal: Unanchored mobile homes,
vegetation and signs.

4-5 feet

2

96-110 mph

Moderate: All mobile homes, roofs,
small crafts, flooding.

6-8 feet

3

111-130 mph

Extensive: Small buildings, low-lying
roads cut off.

9-12 feet

4

131-155 mph

Extreme: Roofs destroyed, trees
down, roads cut off, mobile homes
destroyed. Beach homes flooded.

13-18 feet

5

More than
155mph

Catastrophic: Most buildings
destroyed. Vegetation destroyed.
Major roads cut off. Homes flooded.

Greater than 18 feet

 

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