procedures, maintains the hurricane name lists.
Have you ever wondered why you seem to see the same names given to hurricanes? There are six lists of names, one name per storm per year with the names of each storm repeating on each list every sixth year. This means we will see “Arthur” again in 2020.The Greek alphabet follows if there are more storms than pre-named storms. These lists are recycled over a six-year period unless there is a catastrophic event. If significant damage or death occurs, the hurricane name is retired. This is the only time the lists are modified.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has the authority to remove the name(s) from the list and replace it with another.
2014 Atlantic Hurricane Names
Arthur Bertha Cristobal Dolly Edouard Fay Gonzalo Hanna Isaias Josephine Kyle Laura Marco Nana Omar Paulette Rene Sally Teddy Vicky Wilfred
2014 Eastern North Pacific Names
Amanda Boris Cristina Douglas Elida Fausto Genevieve Hernan Iselle Julio Karina Lowell Marie Norbert Odile Polo Rachel Simon Trudy Vance Winnie Xavier Yolanda Zeke
Listed below are the names of hurricanes that were retired since 2004
Retired Hurricane Names since 2004, (total 20):
1994 to 2004 retired another 20 names; however, the prior 10 years, 1984 to 1994 only had 9 retired storms.
The records show in the last twenty years, 40 named storms were retired from use. Devastation from these storms took their toll on lives and property. Many victims were unprepared for the violent rain, wind, hail and water. Many others were not prepared to survive after the hurricane hit. Your own Emergency Disaster Preparedness is the key to survival, and your survival depends on how well prepared you are.
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