Hurricane names retired: Say good riddance to Harvey, Irma, Maria -- and Nate

13 April, 2018, 01:28 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • Damage from Hurricane Maria in San Juan Puerto Rico

In an expected press release Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration relayed Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate from the collection of possible names of future storms in the Atlantic Basin.

The 2005 season has the most retired names (Dennis, Katrina, Rita, Stan and Wilma) for one season, the hurricane center said. (In other words, they are now using non-retired names that were also used in both 2012 and 2006.) They've been using this system since 1953.

The committee also selected the replacement names for Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate with Harold, Idalia, Margot, and Nigel respectively that will first appear in the 2023 list of storm names.

Irma was only used once after replacing Irene, which was retired from the list after the 2011 hurricane season, but Irma was also used prior to the current 6-year rotation of storm names. They're calling for 14 named storms and seven of those are expected to become hurricanes. Irma came ashore in southwest Florida as a Category 4 hurricane.


These four names will never be forgotten in the Caribbean and the Gulf Coast after the devastating hurricane season of 2017.

The NOAA estimate of damage in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands due to Maria is 90 billion dollars, which makes it the third costliest hurricane in U.S. history, behind Katrina (2005) and Harvey (2017). If a hurricane is particularly deadly or costly, then its name is retired and replaced by a different name. This year's list of names starts with Alberto and ends with William.

In all, 86 hurricane names have now been retired. In the US, seven deaths as a result of were reported, and 85 indirect deaths as a result of debris. Puerto Rico struggled to restore water and power to its residents in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Maria caused 31 direct deaths with 34 missing in Dominica, and two direct deaths in Guadeloupe. It caused at least 45 deaths in Central America.

The four names retired in 2017 ties 1995 and 1955 as the second greatest retirement year on record.

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