Hurricane

Saffir-Simpson scale

Amount of damage Barometric

pressure
Winds Storm surge

Category 1

MINIMAL



Damage to shrubs, trees, mobile homes 28.94 in. 74-95 mph 4-5 ft.

Category 2

MODERATE



Some damage to roofs, doors, windows;



some downed trees 28.50-28.93 in. 96-110 mph 6-8 ft.

Category 3

EXTENSIVE



Minor damage to small buildings, homes;



large trees blown down 27.91-28.49 in. 111-130 mph 9-12 ft.

Category 4

EXTREME



Major damage to buildings;



mobile homes destroyed 27.17-27.90 in. 131-155 mph 13-18 ft.

Category 5

CATASTROPHIC



Buildings, roofs destroyed;



all trees, shrubs, signs downed > 155 mph > 18 ft.

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