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Hurricane categories explained

Warnings are in effect for the entire coast of South Carolina, and bracing for a direct hit. Hurricanes have a mind of their own, but should be taken serious. No one wants to see a Category 5 hurricane due to winds up to 157 miles and hour. Ian is expected to be a Category 3 hurricane and is forecasted to hit as Category 4 hurricane in neighboring cities. A Category 1 hurricane has consistent winds between 74-95 mph, and more. North Carolina residents got concerned when they heard that hurricane Ian could hit Georgia pretty hard. Reports say that hurricane Ian could bring North Carolina with heavy rain this weekend. Hurricanes love hot weather like low-lying areas in eastern North Carolina, and could experience flash flooding. The American Red Cross is saying they’re ready to respond if Hurricane Ian makes an impact on eastern North Carolina. Having flashlights and candles on hand when electricity goes out is the first step in preparedness. Make sure to have your to-go-bag and your car gassed up to head away for 2 to three days. Since hurricanes can run a 500 mile span please be careful.

More hurricane levels are, category 2 hurricane with winds between 96-110 mph. Category 4 storms are those that have  catastrophic damage with 130-156 mph winds. No matter what category, hurricanes bring panic, so stay calm and check-in on neighbors.

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