Category 5 hurricanes, a closer look at their damage
over the last 50 years

Category 5 is the highest category a tropical cyclone can obtain in the Saffir–Simpson scale. These storms cause complete roof failure on many residences and industrial buildings, and some complete building failures with small utility buildings blown over or away.

Developed under instruction of Alicia Cheng & Sarah Gephart from mgmt design.

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Interesting insights

The frequency of C5 hurricanes has grown over the past 50 years, along with an increase in damage and death count.
The major hurricanes have all happened during the past two decade, making them an alarming manifestation of global warming.


This piece went through a few major changes, going from a very pictorial representation of the eye of each hurricane to a more analytical comparison.