One-minute maximum sustained wind speeds for a category 4 hurricane:
Below you can learn more about a category 4 hurricane, view a list of past category 4 hurricanes and photos.
A category 4 hurricane is the second highest strength hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale and will cause very catastrophic damage with the potential for abnormally large loss of life. An area hit by a hurricane of this strength can have extended periods of power outages and lack other utilities for many weeks.
Below is a list of category 4 hurricanes in the Atlantic since 2000 to 2018:
Below are satellite images of six category 4 hurricanes.