Category 5 hurricanes are tropical cyclones that reach Category 5 intensity on the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale. They are by definition the strongest.
The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale is a 1 to 5 rating based on a hurricane's Category, Sustained Winds, Types of Damage Due to Hurricane Winds.
Hurricane Michael was a deadly high-end Category 4 storm that claimed 54 lives across the deep south with estimated damage in between 6 to.
Hurricane Michael was upgraded to a dangerous Category 4 storm overnight as it churned through the Gulf of Mexico to an expected landfall in.
As Michael, a Category 4 hurricane, smashed into the Florida Panhandle, the supercharged storm had winds of mph – just two miles shy of.
Many forecasters say Hurricane Florence is an 'extremely dangerous' storm could grow into a Category 5 — the most catastrophic level.
Learn the difference between hurricane categories, and how it affects preparedness. This 1-to 5-categorization scale does not address the potential for other.
Lane was downgraded to a category four storm, with sustained winds of mph (km/h), but officials say it is still close to category five.
Hurricane categories can show how strong a storm like Maria, Katrina or Matthew is on a scale of But some say there should be a 6.
Visual list of Category 5 hurricanes from the past 50 years [Infographic], rated by damage done to humans. Our Human Impact Index factors in hurricane data.