Throughout every hurricane season, you might wonder what the meteorologists are talking about when they refer to a hurricane's category, and what that means for the areas that are going to be affected. Hurricane categories come from the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale which helps us understand the potential impact of the hurricane.

So what kind of damage can happen to a home in a hurricane? There are various factors, but the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale helps anticipate what many residents of the affected area will experience.


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