Category 4
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Hurricane Category four
Category Four
Wind speed: 131-155 mph (210-249 km/h)
Storm surge: 13-18 feet above normal
Damage: Extensive damage to doors, windows and lower floors of shoreline houses; total roof failures on small residences; shrubs, trees, and all signs blown down; mobile homes completely destroyed
Examples: Hugo, 1989, Luis, Felix, Opal, 1995, Emily, Katrina, Wilma 2005.