Harvey, Irma, Maria And Nate Are Finished As Hurricane Names

Hurricane Harvey

Four of last season's hurricanes were deemed so destructive and deadly that the U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization has chose to retire their names.

Four notable storms from the 2017 season had names that will no longer be used for hurricanes, according to the U.N. World Meteorological Organization: Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate. However, if a storm gains notoriety because of its strength, number of deaths or damage, the WMO may retire that name from future use. "Male and female names alternate alphabetically and the lists are used every six years", WMO said.

To replace the four names, Harold, Idalia, Margot and Nigel will be included in the 2023 list of storm names.

Damage from Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate in the USA alone was more than $250 billion, several hundred people died, and islands in the Caribbean are still recovering.

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

Below you'll find a recap from the National Hurricane Center of the four retired storms from 2017.




The 2005 season holds the record for the most names retired because of the devastation they caused.

Hurricane season 2018 was a devastating year, with many places in the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands still struggling to recover.

Hurricane Harvey killed 68 people in Texas alone and dumped historic amounts of rain on the city of Houston. 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. Irma caused 44 deaths and 85 indirect deaths in the Caribbean and Florida.

Hurricane Irma, which peaked as a Category 5 hurricane, made landfall seven times and hit islands in the northern Caribbean and Florida in early September. Maria caused 31 direct deaths with 34 missing in Dominica, and two direct deaths in Guadeloupe. In Puerto Rico, the death toll stands at 65, plus an unknown number of indirect deaths.

Nate proceeded north to hit the central U.S. Gulf Coast as a Category 1 hurricane and brought minor rainfall to Virginia. But its rainfall brought flooding and mudslides that caused 44 deaths in Central America.

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