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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

2021 Hurricane Category Information

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO, we deal with all types of damages to property, one of the most common types that we deal with is water/storm damage. The season that causes the most water and storm damage during the year is already here, hurricane season has begun and with that, it is important that you know the differences in the category. The difference in potential damage is exponential and can sometimes leave your home in ruin.

Category 1 - 74-95 mph winds - Can cause damage to the roof, gutters, and siding. Trees may snap and there could be extensive damage to power lines.

Category 2 - 96-110 mph winds - Can cause major roof and siding damage, trees will snap and uproot, near-total power loss.

Category 3 - 111-129 mph winds - Can cause the removal of roof decking, roads will be blocked by trees, power and water will be lost.

Category 4 - 130-156 mph winds - Can cause severe damage to homes, power will be lost for months, the area will be uninhabitable for months.

Category 5 - 157+ mph winds - A high percentage of homes will be destroyed, power will be lost for months, the area will be uninhabitable for months.

Use this information for when a potential storm is coming your way, and be sure to evacuate if directed to, your life is more important than your home. SERVPRO will always be there to help in the clean-up.

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