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    To qualify as a Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane intensity scale, maximum sustained winds must exceed 155 mph (135 kt). Through 2008, only 32 Atlantic storms have reached this intensity. 2005 was by far the most popular year for Category 5 storms, with Emily, Katrina, Rita and Wilma (of course, 2005 was a record year in many respects.)

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