Having seen the way the storm acted first hand, It was extremely compact. Also the speed the system traversed meant that the wind levels were not sustained for the amount of time that a slower moving system would. If the system had been moving slower, it would have expended much more energy and destruction at the landfall point. Instead it spread its destruction far far inland. That is why the damage does not seem up to cat 4. It was a cat 4 system. The damage was mitigated by the forward speed.
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