VIDEO: Hurricane Irma One of Four Storm Names Retired from 2017 Season

By  //  April 25, 2018

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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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