Maria. Katrina. Harvey. Camille. Gilbert. Pleasant sounding, safe names for what can only described as nature’s mayhem. Devastating incidents that sweep through our lives, unannounced and without warning, destroying homes, businesses, families. As they say, hurricanes are a humbling reminder that, despite all our technologies, nature will always remain unpredictable.
This infographic takes a close look at all Category 5 hurricanes in the last five decades: their categorization (1-5, or least destructive to most destructive), wind-speed, duration, fatalities and loss to the economy. What devastation will the future bring?