A monster category five equivalent cyclone is churning towards Vanuatu with winds of over 160 MPH. So the question is, could this happen in the US? The answer is most definitely yes. This is due to the fact that the same caliber hurricane has occurred before in the Atlantic Basin. How about Hurricane Katrina, it was a category five hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico before making landfall as a category three in Louisiana just a few days later. Now, the other question is, could this happen again? The answer is once again yes. This is due to the fact that a category five hurricane can easily form if there is little wind shear and warm ocean temperatures. If a hurricane such as the one churning towards Vanuatu now was to impact the US, Weather 360 will immediately talk about what this could mean for the area to be impacted.