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On the morning of August 24, 1992, Hurricane Andrew made landfall in South Florida. It has been listed as one of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit the United States, and the third category 5 hurricane to make land fall in the United States.

from Houston Chronicle

Hurricane losses

Hurricane Carla, a Category 5 hurricane that hit Texas in 1961 as... Photo-3353210.47803 - Houston Chronicle


Hurricane Carla, the first Category 5 hurricane of the 1961 season, hitting Galveston, Texas (as a Category 4 hurricane) on September 11, 1961.


Angel, you entered my storm when it was a category 5 Hurricane. PLEASE allow me to enter your storm. Allow me to find that calming eye and hold you, comfort you, pray with and for you. And together, we CAN and WILL weather the the turmoil until the winds become quiet. You are my love... my ONLY love. Today, tomorrow, forever. BELIEVE ~ TRUST ~ PATIENCE


Super Typhoon China - A super typhoon is a storm that sees wind speeds of at least 150 miles per hour for a minimum of one minute, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Such a storm is the equivalent of a category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic basin or a severe tropical cyclone in the Australian basin. The U.S. Joint Typhoon Warning Center coined the term "super typhoon."

from Dwell

Small, Green, and Mighty: Hurricane-Proof Prefab

Cubicco’s prefabs can withstand Category 5 hurricanes, extreme heat and cold, ten-foot snow loads, and earthquakes (when paired with a strong foundation).


2005: Hurricane Katrina forms over the Bahamas, later becomes a category 5 hurricane devastates much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, killing more than 1,836 and causing over $115 billion in damage.