I've been saying this for awhile now but it really doesn't matter what the storm landfalls as. It could be a CAT 1 and still bring devastating flooding and surge. Even if it landfalls as a Cat 3, most of the wind damage will be right at the coast. For most areas the winds shouldn't be their biggest thing to worry about yet for some reason that is always what most people deem as the most valuable piece of information to rank a hurricane as. I know for me I'll be watching the heavy rainfall, possible tornado threat as there always is, and the storm surge. However, I don't want to dismiss the winds. Most inland areas could still see 40-60mph gusts and with saturated soil that will bring plenty of power outages.