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Do We Need a Category 6 for Hurricanes?

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According to experts, hurricanes are getting stronger. Hurricane Irma, what roared across the Atlantic in 2017, instantly became the powerful hurricane to form outside the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, support the claim of hurricanes becoming stronger.

Irma was labeled as a Category 5 storm, and this storm devastated a small string of Caribbean islands.

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It even destroyed a part of the Southeastern United States. Among experts and media circles, Irma was described as a ‘super hurricane,’ which is why experts now claim that there should be a Category 6 for hurricanes as the public’s risk only gets stronger.

A new classification system should be more transparent and help people better understand how hurricanes work and why they get more intense.

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