Why the Current Hurricane Rating System Needs to Be Scrapped

https://e360.yale.edu/features/why-the-current-hurricane-rating-system-needs-to-be-scrapped

For decades, hurricanes have been rated on a scale of 1 to 5 based solely on a storm’s wind speeds. But as recent hurricanes show, a tropical cyclone’s winds often tell us little about its real threats — coastal storm surge and precipitation-driven flooding.

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Original Title: Why the Current Hurricane Rating System Needs to Be Scrapped
Full Text of the Original Article: https://e360.yale.edu/features/why-the-current-hurricane-rating-system-needs-to-be-scrapped