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Category 1 to Category 5 Hurricane

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a 1-5 rating based on the hurricane’s present intensity. Winds are using the U.S. 1-minute average.

Category 1 Hurricane:
The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a 1-5 rating based on the hurricane’s present intensity.
Winds 74-95 mph (64-82 kt or 119-153 km/hr). Storm surge generally 4-5 ft above normal. No real damage to building structures.

What is Category 2 Hurricane ?

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What is Category 2 Hurricane

A hurricane with winds 96-110 mph (83-95 kt or 154-177 km/hr). Storm surge generally 6-8 feet above normal.
Hurricane Katrina , a category 5 storm over the Gulf of Mexico, was still responsible for at least 81 billion dollars of property damage when it struck the U.S. Gulf Coast as a category 3.