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Cayman Kai Vacations
Specializing in offering the
Vacation Rentals, Rental Management, & Investment Properties in the Cayman Kai/Rum Point
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Cayman Kai Vacation Rentals
Specializing in offering
Vacation Rentals, Rental Management & Investment Properties in the Cayman Kai/Rum Point & North Side area
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Hurricane season typically last from June 1st to November 30th

 

Saffir-Simpson Scale

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale rates a hurricane's intensity using wind speed and storm surge, which is the abnormal rise in sea level accompanying a hurricane or other intense storm. The scale also estimates the potential damage and flooding expected along the coast from a hurricane landfall.

 

 

 
Tropical Storm
39-73 mph wind
 
Category 1
74-95 mph wind
 
Category 2
96-110 mph wind
 
Category 3
111-130 mph wind
 
Category 4
131-155 mph wind
 
Category 5
> 155 mph wind

Category One
Wind speed: 74-95 mph (119-153 km/h)
Storm surge: 4-5 feet above normal
Damage: Damage primarily to unanchored mobile homes, shrubbery, and trees along with some coastal road flooding and minor pier damage
Examples: Allison, 1995; Danny, 1997 (pictured at left)

 

 

Category Two
Wind speed: 96-110 mph (154-177 km/h)
Storm surge: 6-8 feet above normal
Damage: Roofing, door and window damage to buildings; Considerable damage to shrubbery and trees, mobile homes, poorly constructed signs, and piers
Examples: Bonnie (satellite image at left), Georges, 1998

 

 

Category Three
Wind speed: 111-130 mph (178-209 km/h)
Storm surge: 9-12 feet above normal
Damage: Structural damage to small residences and utility buildings; foliage blown off trees and large trees blown down; mobile homes destroyed
Examples: Roxanne, 1995; Fran, 1996 (pictured at left)

 

 

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, (pictured at left); Luis, Felix, Opal, 1995

 

 

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 (pictured at left); Gilbert, 1988; Andrew, 1992; Mitch, 1998

 


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Robert Wagner
Primary Phone Number: (412) 440-3996
Secondary Phone Number (412) 828-2111
Cayman Kai Vacations
Specializing in
offering
"The Island Houses of Cayman Kai"
Vacation Rentals, Rental Management and Investment Properties
in the Cayman Kai/Rum Point area, Grand Caymans, Cayman Islands.
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