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Weather - AP

7/11/2024

Just a Category 1 hurricane? Don't be fooled by a number — It could be more devastating than a Cat 5

Just a Category 1 hurricane? Don't be fooled by a number — It could be more devastating than a Cat 5

Posted 10:43 AM 7/12/2024 by BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press

Here's a troubling phrase hurricane forecasters hate but often hear: "It's just a Category 1. Nothing to worry about."

Or even worse: "Tropical storm? Just some wind and rain."

But look at Hurricane Beryl, which hit Texas this week as a "mere" Category 1 storm — far weaker in (More)

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