After Deadly Storms, Agency Retires 4 Hurricane Names

Harvey Irma Maria and Nate names retired from hurricane list

Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published broadcast rewritten or redistributed

Due to the extensive damage caused in the United States and Caribbean a year ago, the World Meteorological Organization's Region IV Hurricane Committee has officially retired these names.

Four names from the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season - Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate - will never be used again. 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.

Tottenham fullback Ben Davies wary of Man City backlash
We need to be consistent during the whole season and be the best team, like Manchester City is doing today. Pochettino, though, insists it is "not a big deal" and the events have not been discussed since the match.

Experience shows that the use of short, distinctive given names in written as well as spoken communications is quicker and less subject to error than the older more cumbersome latitude-longitude identification methods. If that occurs, then at an annual meeting by the WMO Tropical Cyclone Committees (called primarily to discuss many other issues) the offending name is stricken from the list and another name is selected to replace it.

With the four new retirees, there have been 86 names pulled from the Atlantic list since 1953, when storms began to be named. "Damage costs exceeded 250 billion dollars in the United States alone, whilst recovery for the worst hit Caribbean islands such as Dominica may take years".

Kiev should justify economic expediency of gas transit via Ukraine - Gazprom
According to energy firm Naftogaz expectations, Ukraine will earn around $3 billion in 2018 from transit. Poland and the Baltics oppose Nord Stream 2, and US officials have spoken out against it.

"Since that fateful year, 88 names have been retired, and those beginning with "I" made up a disproportional number of them (11 of the 88)", the newspaper writes. 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. At least 68 people died from the storm in Texas. Irma came ashore in southwest Florida as a Category 4 hurricane. Irma caused 44 direct deaths as a result of its strong winds, heavy rain and high surf.

Irma - a Category 5 storm, the strongest designation, wrecked havoc on Caribbean islands; Barbuda was nearly completely destroyed. In the US, seven deaths as a result of were reported, and 85 indirect deaths as a result of debris. In 2005, five storm names, including Katrina, were retired - the most for a single season. In Puerto Rico, the death toll stands at 65, which includes an unknown number of indirect deaths.

Should You Hold The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR)
Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 290,353 shares of the company's stock, valued at $8,031,163.98. Now the hedge fund run by Shane Finemore is holding 3.00M shares, compared to the 2.00 million from the previous quarter.

Nate proceeded north to hit the central U.S. Gulf Coast as a Category 1 hurricane and brought minor rainfall to Virginia.

Latest News