Category 1 Hurricane
Winds 74-95 mph (64-82 kt or 119-153 km/hr). Storm surge generally 4-5 ft above normal. Damage
primarily to unanchored mobile homes, shrubbery, and trees. Some damage to poorly constructed signs.
Also, some coastal road flooding and minor pier damage.
Category 2 Hurricane
Winds 96-110 mph (83-95 kt or 154-177 km/hr). Storm surge gerenally 6-8 ft above normal. Some roofing
material, door, and window damage of buildings. Considerable damage to trees with some trees blown
down. Considerable damage to mobile homes, poorly constructed signs, and piers.
Category 3 Hurricane
Winds 111-130 mph (96-113 kt or 178-209 km/hr). Storm surge gerenally 9-12 ft above normal. Some
structural damage to residences and utility buildings with a minor curtain wall failures. Large trees
blown down. Mobile homes and poorly constructed signs are destroyed. Flooding near the coast destroys smaller
structures, with larger structures damaged from floating debris. Terrain continuously lower than 5 ft
above mean sea level may be flooded inland 8 miles (13 km) or more.