The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale (SSHS) is the most well-known hurricane classification scale. It has been widely used for over 40 years on the National Hurricane Center (NHC) weather advisories and reports. Although widely used and accepted, the SSHS has certain limitations that must be addressed. The scale’s inability to consider storm size when predicting storm impacts and its ineffectiveness to characterize a tropical cyclone’s potential to generate storm surge are topics that have been previously addressed in the literature. This work presents four existing alternative methods to the SSHS and evaluates their ability to predict the actual impact caused during landfall. The methods are evaluated using two different criteria. First, they are evaluated based on how well the intensity portrayed by them correlates to the absolute damage caused by the storm (in dollars). Secondly, the methods are evaluated by their correlation to the damage ratio of the storm, calculated as the total storm damage divided by the GDP of the affected areas.