Weather Trivia for June 12, 2014

Weather Trivia for June 12, 2014

At what point does a hurricane reach Cat. 5 status?
Middle Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) -- At what point does a hurricane reach Category 5 status, the highest category on the Saffir-Simpson scale? Watch the video and see if you got this answer correct.

A Category 5 hurricane will cause catastrophic damage.  From NOAA:

"A high percentage of framed homes will be destroyed, with total roof failure and wall collapse. Fallen trees and power poles will isolate residential areas. Power outages will last for weeks to possibly months. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months."
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