Category 5
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Hurricane Damage category 5
Category Five
Wind speed: Greater than 155 mph (249 km/h)
Storm surge: generally greater than 18 feet above normal
Damage: Complete roof failure on many buildings and some complete building failures with small utility buildings blown over or away; severe and extensive window and door damage; mobile homes completely destroyed
Examples: Camille, 1969; Gilbert, 1988; Andrew, 1992; Mitch, 1998