Storm surge removed from Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale

 Friday, May 14, 2010

 USA Today

The five-category system that describes a hurricane's strength and the havoc its winds could bring to the USA has been updated for the 2010 storm season. Gone from the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale are estimates for storm surge and inland flooding from rainfall. The scale was changed to alleviate confusion over storm surge and flooding predictions.
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