scale number or class
1
2
3
4
5
Wind Speed (mph)
74-95
96-110
111-130
131-155
Over 155
storm surge (in feet)
4.0-4.9
5.0-7.9
8.0-11.9
12.0-18.0
over 18.0
expected damage
minimal
moderate
extensive
extreme
catastrophic
My story of Irene
I was in a hotel when Irene hit. The power had went off a couple of times but me and my family were asleep. We had got up to go and eat breakfest at Texas Steak House and as soon as we sat down the lights went out. We waited for a few minutes for it to come back on but it didn't so we went back up to our room and had cearal for breakfest. Me and my brother, Brian werer bored so we walked around the hotel and went outside to stand in the freezing cold rain. Later on that night our cousins had stayed a the hotel to. I wanted to stay with them in their room so i could talk with my cousin who is about my age. When we got home the next day we had no damage done to our home or our family and friends.