VIDEO: Hurricane Irma One of Four Storm Names Retired from 2017 Season
By FOX NEWS // April 25, 2018
Ties second-most names retired in a single year
ABOVE VIDEO: Space Coast Daily’s Alan Zlotorzynski was live covering Hurricane Irma all over Brevard County last September.
(FOX 35 NEWS) – The World Meteorological Organization maintains a six-list rotation of storm names for the Atlantic Basin.
So, if you see a name that you think you’ve heard before, you probably have.
However, whenever a storm is particularly destructive or deadly — so much so that the future use of that name would be insensitive — it is retired forever.
Four names from the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season – Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate – will never be used again. Taking their place will be Harold, Idalia, Margot, and Nigel respectively.
These names will first appear during the 2023 season.
This is the second-most names ever retired in a single year.
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