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Section Four- How Strong can a Hurricane Be?

How Strong Can A Hurricane Be?

Hurricanes can be weak or very strong. We use a code to tell us how strong a hurricane has become. This code is called the “Saffir-Simpson” Scale.

Here is how the code is set up:

Category 1 Hurricane: These hurricanes have winds between 74 and 95 miles per hourCategory 2 Hurricane: These hurricanes have winds between 96 and 110 miles per hourCategory 3 Hurricane: These hurricanes have winds between 111 and 130 miles per hourCategory 4 Hurricane: These hurricanes have winds between 131 and 155 miles per hour

Category 5 Hurricane: These hurricanes have winds over 155 miles per hour

 

 For example, a hurricane with winds of 134 miles per hour would be called a Category 4 hurricane. A hurricane with winds of 89 miles per hour would be called a Category 1 hurricane, and so on.
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