How are Hurricanes Categorized and Measured?

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Hurricanes are categorized depending on their wind speed, which is measured in miles per hour (mph). The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale is the accepted way for categorizing hurricanes into 5 groups, beginning with Category 1, which represents the lowest level of hurricane wind speed, and ending with Category 5, which represents the highest level of hurricane wind speed.

Keep in mind that Category 1 hurricanes have wind speeds between 74-95 mph which can cause property damage and tree loss. And Category 5 hurricanes have wind speeds up to 157 mph and can result in widespread devastation and even loss of life.

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