FAQs about Hurricanes

11. What are the five categories of hurricane intensity?

Saffir-Simpson Wind Range:
Category 1: 119-153 km / h – 74-95 mph / No damage to the structures of the buildings.
Category 2: 154-177 km / h – 96-110 mph / Damage to roofs, doors and windows
Category 3: 178-209 km / h – 111-130 mph / Structural damage in small buildings
Category 4: 210-249 km / h – 131- 155 mph / Generalized damage to protective structures
Category 5: 250+ km / h – 156+ / mph Complete destruction of roofs in some buildings
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