Hurricane Categories

The 5 categories are:

Cat 1:

Winds 74 – 95 MPH

Barometric pressure – 28.94

Storm Surge – 4 to 5 feet

Damage – Minimal; signs, tree branches, power lines down

Cat 2:

Winds 96 – 110 MPH

Barometric pressure – 28.50 – 28.93

Storm Surge – 6 to 8 feet

Damage – Moderate; larger signs, tree branches blown down

Cat 3:

Winds 111 – 130 MPH

Barometric pressure – 27.91 – 28.49

Storm Surge – 9 to 12 feet

Damage – Extensive; minor damage to buildings, trees blown down

Cat 4:

Winds 131 – 155 MPH

Barometric pressure – 27.17 – 27.90

Storm Surge – 13 to 18 feet

Damage – Extreme; almost total destruction of doors, windows

Cat 5:

Winds greater than 155 MPH

Barometric pressure – Less than 27.17

Storm Surge – More than 18 feet

Damage – Catastrophic; buildings, roofs, structures destroyed

 

 

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