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Hurricane Season. Be Informed

Posted on June 27, 2011 at 11:15 AM

Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale:

Category           Sustained Wind (MPH)         Damage

       1                                  74-95                         Some Damage

       2                                  96-110                       Extensive Damage

       3                                  111-130                     Devastating Damage

       4                                  131-155                     Catastrophic Damage

       5                                More than 155            Catastophic Damage with

                                                                                most areas left uninhabitable

Hurricane Watch - possibility of a hurricane in your area

Hurricane Warning - hurricane is occuring or will occur soon

Why are Hurricanes Named?  Good question.  They are named because more than one hurricane could be in the same region, therefore, naming them makes it less confusing.

Go to this link for information to be prepared:


Categories: Disaster Preparedness, Personal Safety

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