Hurricane Irma, which is passing through the Tampa, Florida area this morning has officially downgraded to a category 1 hurricane. That doesn't mean it has not caused a ton of damage already and is not unsafe.

During a hurricane you usually hear meteorologists refer to its intensity by categories. If you don't know the difference between a category 1 and a category 5 hurricane, The Weather Channel meteorologist Mark Elliot breaks it down for you.

Lets take a look at the difference between all 5 hurricane categories.