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!
The deadliest storm to have its name retired was Hurricane Mitch, which caused
over 10,000 fatalities when it struck Central America during October 1998, while ...
Apr 17, 2015 ... Reason to Name Hurricanes. Experience shows that the use of short, distinctive
names in written as well as spoken communications is quicker ...
The current list of names recycles every six years, unless a hurricane gets its
name retired. Any nation impacted by a severe hurricane can lobby the WMO to ...
Usually, the six lists of names
for tropical storms and hurricanes
repeat every six years. However, if there is an unusually large or damaging hurricane
, the name
by the World Meteorological Organization’s hurricane
committee because using it again could be... More »
Aug 24, 2011 ... Nearly once a year a hurricane comes through that inflicts so much damage that
its name must be retired.
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 ...
Hurricane names retired as of 2014 due to destructiveness, including Katrina and
other famous storm names.
When hurricanes are particularly destructive, their names are retired from the list
of usable names. Any country affected by a particularly terrible storm can ...
From 1954 to the present, 53 Atlantic hurricanes and one tropical storm have
been "retired." These storms were so intense, damaging, or deadly that their