Committee Retires Four 2017 Hurricane Names

14 April, 2018, 20:13 | Author: Ellis Copeland
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The organization says it retires names for hurricanes when "a storm is so deadly or costly that the future use of its name on a different storm would be inappropriate for reasons of sensitivity".

Unless a name is retired, the exact same list of names is used again six years later.

The World Meteorological Organization's Hurricane Committee announced Thursday that the names Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate have been removed from the list of rotating names.

Hurricane Harvey killed 68 people in Texas alone and dumped historic amounts of rain on the city of Houston.

Hurricane Maria came next, slamming into the island of Dominica as a Category 5 storm on September 19, then wrecking havoc on Puerto Rico.

Hurricane Harvey became a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale before making landfall along the middle Texas coast on August 25.

The WMO's Region IV Hurricane Committee selected Harold, Idalia, Margot and Nigel to replace Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate respectively.

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Four hurricane names have been retired after a devastating 2017 hurricane season.

Four of last season's hurricanes were deemed so destructive and deadly that the U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization has made a decision to retire their names. Infamous storm names such as Haiyan (Philippines, 2013), Sandy (USA, 2012), Katrina (USA, 2005), Mitch (Honduras, 1998) and Tracy (Darwin, 1974) are examples for this. The catastrophic hurricane made seven landfalls, four of which occurred as a category 5 hurricane across the northern Caribbean Islands.

Since 1979, the WMO has been using a six-year name rotation.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association estimates that the damage caused by Maria places it at No. 3 - right behind Harvey and Katrina. Maria caused 31 direct deaths with 34 missing in Dominica, and two direct deaths in Guadeloupe.

Hurricanes season runs from June 1 to November 30.

Hurricane Nate killed 45 people in Central America. If more than 21 storms form in one season, like in 2005, the Greek alphabet is used to name the additional storms. An additional nine people were missing in the region.

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