What Do Hurricane Categories Mean?


CARIBBEAN SEA - SEPTEMBER 8: In this NOAA handout image, NOAAs GOES satellite shows Hurricane Irma passing the eastern end of Cuba at about 8:00 am EST on September 8, 2017. Hurricane Irma barreled through the Turks and Caicos Islands as a category 4 storm en route to a destructive encounter with Florida this weekend. (Photo by NOAA GOES Project via Getty Images) Handout / Getty Images
CARIBBEAN SEA - SEPTEMBER 8: In this NOAA handout image, NOAAs GOES satellite shows Hurricane Irma passing the eastern end of Cuba at about 8:00 am EST on September 8, 2017. Hurricane Irma barreled through the Turks and Caicos Islands as a category 4 storm en route to a destructive encounter with Florida this weekend. (Photo by NOAA GOES Project via Getty Images) Handout / Getty Images

Hurricanes are the strongest storms on the planet. Learn more about how we categorize them from BrainStuff.

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