What is a Category 2 Hurricane?
For a hurricane to classify as a category 2 hurricane it has to have wind speeds predicted between 96-110 MPH, meaning the storm surge is about 6-8 feet above normal. Some roofing material, door, and window damage of buildings is predicted with this category of hurricane. We can also expect considerable damage to shrubbery and trees with some trees blown down. Mobile homes, poorly constructed sings, and piers will also see considerable damage. Coastal routes are expected to flood 2-4 hours before the arrival of the hurricane center.