Cyclone Categories

CategoryTypical Effects
1Negligible house damage. Damage to some crops, trees and caravans. Craft may drag moorings
2Minor house damage. Significant damage to signs, trees and caravans. Heavy damage to some crops. Risk of power failure. Small craft may break moorings.
3Some roof and structural damage. Some caravans destroyed. Power failures likely. (e.g. Winifred)
4Significant roofing loss and structural damage. Many caravans destroyed and blown away. Dangerous airborne debris. Widespread power failures. (e.g. TracyOlivia)
5Extremely dangerous with widespread destruction. (e.g. Vance)

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