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Harvey Irma Maria retired as Atlantic storm names

The World Meteorological Organization is retiring four hurricane names after a devastating 2017 season.

The World Meteorological Organization on Thursday removed the names Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate from the list of future hurricane names due to the "extensive damage" those storms caused in the United States and Caribbean previous year. The nation hardest hit by a storm can request its name be removed because the storm was so deadly or costly that future use of the name would be insensitive.

Including these four additions, there have been 86 names retired from the Atlantic basin list since 1953, when storms began to be named.

The retired names will be replaced by Harold, Idalia, Margot and Nigel and will make their debut during the 2023 hurricane season. Damage costs exceeded $250 billion in the United States alone, while recovery for the worst-hit Caribbean islands such as Dominica may take years.

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Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 storm in late August and dropped more than 60 inches of rain over Texas. The meeting is chaired by Kenneth Graham, the new director of NOAA's National Hurricane Center. It's the second-costliest hurricane in U.S. history, behind Katrina. Within a given hurricane season, male and female names alternate; the following year, the gender ordering is staggered (for example, Ana and Bill one year, Alex and Bonnie the next, etc.). In the USA, seven deaths as a result of were reported, and 85 indirect deaths as a result of debris. The 60.58-inch (or 5-foot) rainfall total in Nederland, Texas broke the record for heaviest hurricane rainfall measurement in US history by 8 inches.

Hurricane Maria came next, slamming into the island of Dominica as a Category 5 storm on September 19, then wrecking havoc on Puerto Rico. The storm was blamed for at least 100 direct deaths between Dominica and Puerto Rico, but the number of indirect deaths due to the massive disruption is still unknown.

Hurricane Nate was a tropical storm that strengthened to category 1 hurricane status. Nate's rainfall inundated Central America and killed 45.

The 2017 hurricane season was record-shattering, fueled by abnormally warm ocean water and a particularly conducive weather pattern over the Atlantic.

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