Hurricanes have an enormous destructive power, not just from the winds, but from the rain and the storm surge.  The Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale divides hurricanes into five categories distinguished by the intensities of their sustained winds.
Hurricanes have an enormous destructive power, not just from the winds, but from the rain and the storm surge. The Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale divides hurricanes into five categories distinguished by the intensities of their sustained winds.  Category 5, the strongest has winds greater than 156 mph.  Cat 4′s are 131 – 155; Cat 3′s are... Read more »