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Friday, 03 May 2019 17:06

HOW HURRICANE CATEGORIES CAN HELP BUSINESSES PREPARE FOR DAMAGE

With hurricane season right around the corner, it’s never too early for businesses to start preparing for potential impact. The first line of defense in protecting your people and assets is understanding how a hurricane’s category level can help your business prepare for the worst.

But first, a quick history lesson:

In the 1970s, Miami engineer Herbert Saffir teamed up with Robert Simpson, the director of the National Hurricane Center. Their mission: develop a simple scale to measure hurricane intensity and the potential damage storms of varying strength could cause residential and business structures.

The result is the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, which assigns a category level to storms based on their sustained wind speeds. The scale ranks every hurricane from 1-5, with 5 being the most intense—a storm of this magnitude will leave behind catastrophic damage in its wake.

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