Category 5 in Saffir-Simpson scale It is the highest category that a hurricane can obtain in relation to its capacity for destruction. The scale is based on wind speed, which describes possible damage to buildings. Later the effects of waves and floods would be added to the scale. However, neither the amount of precipitation nor the situation is taken into account, that is, that a category 3 hurricane that affects a large city can cause greater strawgos than a category 5, but that affects an unpopulated area.
Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most intense tropical cyclones in history, devastated much of Southeast Asia in 2013, won category 5, that is, the wind exceeded 250 kilometers per hour. A guy call Jims Edd He was able to capture with his GoPro what it means to be at the center of such a colossal force of nature, as you can see in the video that heads this post.