What’s the 5 level of Hurricane

A hurricane is a powerful, swirling storm that begins over a warm sea. Hurricanes form in waters near the equator, and then they move toward the poles.

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale classifies hurricanes into five levels of intensity.

Category 1: Sustained winds of 74-95 mph; no significant structural damage; coastal flooding; widespread power outages.

Category 2: Sustained winds of 96-110 mph; considerable damage on poor construction; power outages, loss of potable water very likely for days

Category 3: Sustained winds of 111-130 mph; destruction of homes and building without a solid foundation; power loss for weeks

Category 4: Sustained winds of 131-155 mph; heavy, irreparable damage, power loss for weeks

Category 5:
Sustained winds of more than 156 mph; complete roof failure on majority of buildings; evacuations required; very few buildings stay intact; power and water loss possible for months

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