Many hurricane names have been retired over the years, most recently Igor and Tomas in 2010, and Irene in 2011. Use the links below to get all the details!
This is a cumulative list of previously used tropical cyclone (tropical storm and
hurricane) names which have been indefinitely removed from reuse in the North
Any nation impacted by a severe hurricane can lobby the WMO to have the
hurricane's name retired. From 1950 - 2011, 76 hurricanes had their names
Reason to Name Hurricanes. Experience shows that the use of short, distinctive
names in written as well as spoken communications is quicker and less subject ...
Sep 20, 2015 ... Some Atlantic basin hurricanes have had their names retired. Just as no New
York Yankee will ever again wear number 3 (Babe Ruth), nor will ...
Hurricane names retired due to destructiveness, including Katrina and other
famous storm names.
Names of notable hurricanes are retired. When an outstanding athlete leaves the
sports world, his jersey or number is often retired. Likewise, the largest and ...
A list of hurricane names that have been retired. The list of retired hurricane
names includes famous and deadly hurricanes from the past decades.
They used a rotating list of storm names over a six year cycle, and then recycle
the list every six years unless, a storm or hurricane name is retired. As of the end
Aug 24, 2011 ... Nearly once a year a hurricane comes through that inflicts so much damage that
its name must be retired.