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|How Hurricanes Are Named by BigBelleControl(m): 11:26pm On Sep 10, 2017|
Names work on a six-year cycle, but are retired if the hurricanes are "particularly deadly or costly"
Hurricane Harvey passed through Houston, causing devastation in its wake. Now Hurricane Irma is headed for Miami. It's awkward news for people with those names.
If you've wondered if a hurricane will ever share your name, there's an easy way to check. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) keeps a list of names it uses. There are different names for each region of the world, and each region has six rotating lists.
That means that "Irma" and "Harvey" can show up as hurricane names in 2023. But that's unlikely. The WMO retires the names of cyclones that are "particularly deadly or costly."
Here are the names that are designated for the "Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and the North Atlantic" region — for storms that affect the US.
Hurricanes, the WMO notes, aren't named after particular people. They're selected because they're familiar to people in different regions. That way, they're easy to remember and recognize for hurricane awareness and preparation.
Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and the North Atlantic Names (the 2017 list will be used again in 2023):
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