List of Category 5 Atlantic hurricanes facts for kids
A Category 5 hurricane is a hurricane that winds get over 156 mph. This page is a list of the Category 5 hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean. There are no records of a Category 5 hurricane before 1900; equipment was not as good before that. The season with the most Category 5 hurricanes was in 2005, which had four. The most consecutive years with at least one Category 5 hurricane were 2016 to 2019.
Category 5 hurricanes are very destructive and many Category 5 hurricanes get their names retired after the season. Of the named Category 5 Atlantic hurricanes only four of them have not had their name retired, the four names are: Cleo (1958), Ethel (1960), Edith (1971), and Emily (2005 Atlantic hurricane season|2005).
Category 5 hurricanes
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This is the list, it is ordered by year of the Category 5 hurricane.
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Images for kids
Hurricane Michael as it was making landfall as a Category 5 hurricane in 2018
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