Hurricane categories tell only part of the story

Hurricane Irma barreling toward the Eastern Caribbean, captured by satellite on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (NOAA)

I first wrote this explainer on hurricane categories to explain how a category 1 or 2 story could still do a ton of damage, depending on how much rain and storm surge occurs. I often update the story with info on new hurricanes so people can compare what’s currently happening with past examples.

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