Climate and Weather


Which hurricane names have been retired?

Once a hurricane has done a great deal of damage and caused loss of life, its name is retired from the six-year list cycle. Countries affected by such hurricanes will petition the WMO to have the name retired and replaced with a new name.

Atlantic Storm Names Retired into Hurricane History
Hurricane Name Year Area Affected
Agnes 1972 Florida, Northeast U.S.
Alicia 1983 North Texas
Allen 1980 Antilles, Mexico, South Texas
Allison¢ 2001 Gulf of Mexico, Texas, Louisiana
Andrew 1992 Bahamas, South Florida, Louisiana
Anita 1977 Mexico
Audrey 1957 Louisiana, North Texas
Betsy 1965 Bahamas, Southeast Florida, Southeast Louisiana
Beulah 1967 Antilles, Mexico, South Texas
Bob 1991 North Carolina, Northeast U.S.
Camille 1969 Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama
Carla 1961 Texas
Carmen 1974 Mexico, Central Louisiana
Carol 1954 Northeast U.S.
Celia 1970 South Texas
Charley 2004 Florida, Cuba, Captiva Island
Cesar 1996 Honduras
Cleo 1964 Lesser Antilles, Haiti, Cuba, Southeast Florida
Connie 1955 North Carolina
David 1979 Lesser Antilles, Hispañola, Florida, Eastern U.S.
Dean 2007 Caribbean, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Dennis 2005 Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Florida
Diana 1990 Mexico
Diane 1955 Mid-Atlantic U.S., Northeast U.S.
Donna 1960 Bahamas, Florida, Eastern U.S.
Dora 1964 Northeast Florida
Edna 1954 Maine, New Brunswick
Elena 1985 Mississippi, Alabama, Western Florida
Eloise 1975 Antilles, Northwest Florida, Alabama
Fabian 2003 Bermuda
Felix 2007 Nicaragua, Honduras
Fifi 1974 Yucatan Peninsula, Louisiana
Flora 1963 Haiti, Cuba
Floyd 1999 North Carolina, Eastern U.S.
Fran 1996 North Carolina
Frances 2004 Bahamas, Florida
Frederic 1979 Alabama, Mississippi
Georges 1998 Antigua, St. Kitts and Nevis, Puerto Rico, Domenican Republic, Haiti, Cuba
Gilbert 1988 Lesser Antilles, Jamaica, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Gloria 1985 North Carolina, Northeast U.S.
Gustav 2008 Haiti, Dominican Republic, Louisiana
Hattie 1961 Belize, Guatemala
Hazel 1954 Antilles, North and South Carolina
Hilda 1964 Louisiana
Hortense 1996 Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic
Hugo 1989 Antilles, South Carolina
Ike 2008 Haiti, Cuba, Texas
Inez 1966 Lesser Antilles, Hispañola, Cuba, Florida Keys, Mexico
Ione 1955 North Carolina
Iris 2001 Belize
Isabel 2003 North Carolina, Virginia, Eastern U.S.
Isidore 2002 Cuba, Yucatan Peninsula, Louisiana
Ivan 2004 Barbados, Grenada, Grand Cayman, Alabama, Gulf Coast
Janet 1955 Lesser Antilles, Belize, Mexico
Jeanne 2004 Dominican Republic, Haiti, Florida
Joan 1988 Curacao, Venezuela, Colombia, Nicaragua (crossed into the Pacific and became Miriam)
Juan 2003 Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island (Atlantic Canada)
Katrina 2005 Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia
Keith 2000 Belize, southern Mexico
Klaus 1990 Martinique
Lenny 1999 Antilles
Lili 2002 Cuba, Louisiana, Windward Islands, Cayman Islands
Luis 1995 Leeward Islands, Lesser Antilles, Bermuda
Marilyn 1995 Bermuda
Michelle 2001 Cuba, Jamaica
Mitch 1998 Central America, Nicaragua, Honduras
Noel 2007 Haiti, Cuba, Bahamas, Puerto Rico
Opal 1995 Florida Panhandle
Paloma 2008 Cayman Islands, Cuba, Jamaica
Rita 2006 Louisiana, Texas
Roxanne 1995 Yucatan Peninsula
Stan 2005 Mexico, Central America
Wilma 2005 Cuba, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, Florida

¢Allison is the only name that has been retired as a tropical storm. It never became a hurricane.


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