Category 1 / Wind Speed 74-95 mph – Dangerous winds will produce some damage

Category 2 / Wind Speed 96-110 mph – Extremely dangerous winds causing extensive damage

Category 3 / Wind Speed 111-129 mph – Devastating damage WILL occur

Category 4 / Wind Speed 130-156 mph – Catastrophic damage WILLoccur

Category 5 / Wind Speed 156 mph and up/ Catastrophic damage will occur

Sources: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration / National Hurricane Center /

 Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale