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Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
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Read the descriptions below and state what category the hurricane would be using the Saffir-Simpson Scale. Use the scale above to locate your answers if necessary.

1. 100 mile an hour winds with a 7 foot storm surge. Category
2. 110 mile an hour winds with a 6 foot storm surge. Category
3. 180 mile an hour winds with a 20 foot storm surge. Category
4. 70 mile an hour winds with a 4 foot storm surge. Category
5. 150 mile an hour winds with a 15 foot storm surge. Category
6. 119 mile an hour winds with a 11 foot storm surge. Category
7. 80 mile an hour winds with a 5 foot storm surge. Category
8. 200 mile an hour winds with a 19 foot storm surge. Category
9. 99 mile an hour winds with a 6 foot storm surge. Category
10. 145 mile an hour winds with a 15 foot storm surge. Category