Storm Classes

Tropical Storm Emily / Depression / Property Damage Attorneys / Oviedo Winter Springs Lawyers / Beers and Gordon P.A.On Monday morning, Central Florida residents heard that there was a tropical storm aiming for Tampa. By the afternoon, Governor Scott had declared a state of emergency. And by the evening, reports indicated that Tropical Storm Emily had been downgraded to little more than a depression. No doubt everyone will be feeling the impact of heavy rains and winds on Tuesday morning and afternoon, but all this talk about storms can be daunting for newer residents and homeowners in Central Florida who are concerned about the risks of weather on their properties. What exactly is the difference between all these different types of storms?

Here is a simple breakdown for how much recorded wind is required to change the classification:

Tropical Depression – 25-38 MPH Winds
Tropical Storm – 39-73 MPH Winds
Category 1 Hurricane – 74-95 MPH Winds
Category 2 Hurricane – 96-110 MPH Winds
Category 3 Hurricane – 111-129 MPH Winds
Category 4 Hurricane – 130-156 MPH Winds
Category 5 Hurricane – 157 MPH Winds or Higher

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