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One reason for the appalling death toll was the dearth of advance notice before the arrival of the massive Category 4 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale.
Although the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale was not developed until 1971, meteorologists studying the effects of the New England Hurricane of 1938 know it was a Category 5 storm while over the ocean and made landfall on Long Island as a strong Category 3 storm.
The KC Wind Damage Scale differs from the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale used to categorize hurricanes.
The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a rating used to give an estimate of possible property damage and flooding expected along a coast when a hurricane strikes land.
Hurricane Charley strengthened rapidly just before striking the southwestern coast of Florida as a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale on August 13, 2004.
Although Ike was a Category 2 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale at landfall, we believe the large wind field and the storm's high integrated kinetic energy, combined with wind damage through the Ohio Valley are not fully contemplated in current industry estimates.
The KC Wind Damage Scale differs markedly from the well-known Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, which is used to categorize hurricanes.
These storms are classified according to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale on a rating of 1 to 5, based upon wind speed.