DeSantis warns of possible catastrophic flooding in Florida by Ian 5:05 (CNN Spanish) — The National Weather Service defines a hurricane as a “tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 74 mph (119 km/h) or more.” Hurricanes are classified by the strength of their sustained winds on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. The scale from 1 to 5 estimates the potential damage to the property. A category 3 or higher is considered a major hurricane. According to records from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Florida is by far the state that has received the most hurricanes, with a total of 123 since 1851. NOAA data includes hurricanes from all the categories (from 1 to 5) that have made direct landfall in the United States or that have affected states without directly impacting. In addition to Florida, there are 12 other states that have accumulated 10 or more hurricanes since 1851. This is the complete list: Florida – 123 Texas – 66 Louisiana – 64 North Carolina – 60 South Carolina – 32 Alabama – 31 Georgia – 27 Mississippi – 22 New York – 15 Virginia – 13 Massachusetts – 12 Connecticut – 11 Rhode Island – 10 With the predicted impact of Hurricane Ian, Florida will rise to 124 in the count. It should be noted that Ian is the fourth hurricane of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season and the first of that season that is expected to reach the US With information from CNN’s Nouran Salahieh and Jason Hanna.