Sunday, December 15, 2013

Natural Disaster Facts Three

There have been 35 hurricanes that have reached Category 5 in the Atlantic on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane and wind scale with sustained wins of greater than 157 mph\252 kmh\136 knots. Only six times have there been more than one category five in a single season: 1932 (Bahamas, Cuba), 1933 (Cuba-Brownsville, Tampico), 1960 (Donna, Ethel), 1961 (Carla, Hattie), 2005 (Emily, Katrina, Rita, Wilma) and 2007 (Dean, Felix).

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