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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!

List of retired Atlantic hurricane names - Wikipedia, the free ...

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 ...

Tropical Cyclone Naming History and Retired Names

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 ...

Retired Atlantic Hurricane Names | Weather Underground

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 is retired by the World Meteorological Organization’s hurricane committee because using it again could be... More »
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Which Hurricane Names Have Been Retired? - LiveScience

Aug 24, 2011 ... Nearly once a year a hurricane comes through that inflicts so much damage that its name must be retired.

Retired hurricane names - - News Section

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 ...

Retired Atlantic Hurricane Storm Names - Old Farmer's Almanac

Hurricane names retired as of 2014 due to destructiveness, including Katrina and other famous storm names.

Retired Hurricane Names - Infoplease

When hurricanes are particularly destructive, their names are retired from the list of usable names. Any country affected by a particularly terrible storm can ...

Retired Hurricane Names - Weather Research Center

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 name ...

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Q: What is the oldest retired hurricane name?
A: Hurricane Hazel Read More »
Q: Why do we retire hurricane names?
A: Hurricanes that cause severe damage or kill and injure many people are remembered for generations and some go into hurricane history, says the National Hurrican... Read More »
Q: Can you list 3 retired hurricane names?
A: Retired hurricane names: Donna, Carla, Hattie, Flora, Cleo, Dora, Hilda, Read More »
Q: Will they retire Hurricane Sandy's name?
A: She's got to be named after Sponge Bob's girl friend Sandy. Please see youtube. Thanks. Read More »
Q: When are hurricane name retired?
A: Hurricane names are retired after causing massive damage, loss of life, or both. Think of storms such as Ike, Katrina, Ivan, Mitch, Andrew, or Hugo. Read More »