What Is the Biggest Hurricane?

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As of 2012, the biggest recorded hurricane was Hurricane Carla. The tornado was one of two category five cyclones that occurred during the 1961 hurricane season. Evacuation was done early enough so only 43 people died. However, the storm caused the US over $2 million in damages.
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The biggest hurricanes are called category 5 storms. The Saffir-Simpson scale is what is used to rank these large and potentially destructive storms. The criteria for a category 5 is sustained winds of 155 mph or greater, Damage resulting from a storm of this magnitude is expected to be catastrophic. You can find more information here: http://www. nhc. noaa. gov/aboutsshs. shtml
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