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[Graphic News] Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale

By Nam Kyung-don
  • Published : Sept 11, 2017 - 18:07
  • Updated : Sept 11, 2017 - 18:07




 The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale rates hurricanes from 1 to 5 based on sustained wind speed to estimate potential property damage. Hurricanes reaching Category 3 and higher are considered major hurricanes because of their potential for significant loss of life and damage. Category 1 and 2 storms are still dangerous, however, and require preventive measures.