Question by  Homie1 (50)

What is a category five hurricane?

I need to learn about category five hurricanes.


Answer by  ShawnL19 (310)

Category five is the highest of the scale. Winds are 155 mph or greater. The storm surge is 18 feet or higher. Damage expected would include most residential and industrial roofs failing, some complete building failures, and extensive flooding.


Answer by  WinterWind (111)

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale has five levels of storm grading. Category one being the lowest and five being the highest. Category five storms have sustained winds greater than 155 mph.

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