Borden In 1953, Atlantic tropical storms have been named from lists originally|
drawn up by the National Hurricane Center and now maintained by an international
committee of the World Meteorological Organization. The list featured only
women's names until 1979, when the international committee established a policy
of rotating six lists of names, alternating both men and women's names-of English,
Spanish, and French origin. Thus, the 2001 list will be reused in 2007. However, if
any individual storm has caused major damage or loss of life, that storm name
may be "retired," and replaced by a like name on the list.
List for 1953 - 2012 (77 names) - The latest is Sandy - This name will be replaced by Sara
Agnes 1972 Florida, northeastern U.S. Alicia 1983 Northern Texas Allen 1980 Antilles, Mexico, southern Texas Allison 2001 - Houston Texas Andrew 1992 southern Florida, Louisiana Anita 1977 Mexico Audrey 1957 Louisiana, northern Texas Betsy 1965 Bahamas, southeastern Florida, southeastern Louisiana Beulah 1967 Antilles, Mexico, southern Texas Bob 1991 North Carolina, Northeast U.S. Camille 1969 Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama Carla 1961 Texas Carmen 1974 Mexico, Central Louisiana *Carol 1954 northeastern U.S. Celia 1970 southern Texas Cesar 1996 Central America Charley 2004 Florida Cleo 1964 Lesser Antilles, Haiti, Cuba, southeastern Florida Connie 1955 North Carolina David 1979 Lesser Antilles, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Fla., eastern U.S. Dean 2007 Costa Maya, Mexico Aug. 21 Tecolutla, Veracruz Aug. 22 - Category 5, 32 deaths Dennis 2005 Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Diana 1990 Mexico Diane 1955 Mid Atlantic U.S., northeastern U.S. Donna 1960 Bahamas, Fla., eastern U.S. Dora 1964 northeastern Florida Edna 1968 Elena 1985 Mississippi, Alabama, western Florida Eloise 1975 Antilles northeastern Florida, Alabama Fabian 2003 came within 50 miles of Bermuda on September 5th Felix 2007 Category 5 Lowest pressure 929 mb Grenada Sep. 1st - Nicaragua Sep. 5th Fifi 1974 Yucatan peninsula, Louisiana Flora 1963 Haiti, Cuba Floyd 1999 North Carolina, eastern seaboard Fran 1996 N.C. Frances 2004 East central Florida Frederic 1979 Alabama, Mississippi Georges 1998 Lesser Antilles, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Florida Keys, Louisiana Gilbert 1988 Lesser Antilles, Jamaica, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico Gloria 1985 North Carolina, northeastern U.S. Gustav 2008 Category 4 Max. wind 155 mph - Cuba, SW Haiti, Louisiana landfall Sep.1st - 153 deaths Hattie 1961 Belize, Guatemala Hazel 1954 Antilles, Carolinas Hilda 1964 Louisiana Hortense 1996 Puerto Rico Hugo 1989 Antilles, South Carolina Igor 2010 - Hurricane Igor was the most destructive tropical cyclone to strike the Canadian island of Newfoundland on record. Ike 2008 Category 4 - Inagua Is., Grand Turk Is., NE Cuba, Galveston Is. landfall Sep.13, 2008 Inez 1966 Lesser Antilles, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Florida Keys, Mexico Ione 1955 North Carolina Irene 2011 49 killed in the Dominican Republic, Haiti and the US -1-minute sustained winds 120 mph (195 km/h) the fifth costliest United States hurricane VA Hit also Iris 2001 Belize in Central America that lies south of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula Isabel 2003 North Carolina, Virginia - 16 deaths & damage estimated at $3.37 billion. Isidore 2002 Western Cuba Ivan 2004 - In the U.S. Mississippi, Louisiana, Western Florida Janet 1955 Lesser Antilles, Belize, Mexico Jeanne Eastern Florida Joan 1988 Curacao, Venezuela, Colombia, Nicaragua Juan 2003 Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island September 2003 Katrina 2005 Louisiana, Mississippi Keith 2000 Mexico Klaus 1990 Martinique Lenny 1999 Antilles Lili 2002 Western Cuba and Louisiana Luis 1995 Lesser Antilles, Virgin Islands Marilyn 1995 Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico Michelle 2001 Mitch 1998 Central America, Nicaragua, Honduras Noel 2007 Haiti Oct 29th, Cuba Oct.30th, Bahamas Nov.1st 163 deaths - Max. winds 80 mph. Opal 1995 Florida Paloma 2008 300 million to Cuba Category 3 Max. wind 145 mph- 2nd strongest Nov. Hurricane since Lenny in 1999 Roxanne 1995 Mexico Rita 2005 Sabine Pass, Texas, and Johnson's Bayou, Louisiana, at 02:38 CDT (07:38 UTC) on September 24, 2005 Sandy 2012 Monetary losses around $62 Billion mainly in the NY and New Jersey area on October 30, 2012 and at least 125 people were killed by the storm. Stan 2005 Mexico and Central America Tomas 2010 65 people are known to have been killed. Monetary losses throughout the Windward Islands were estimated at US$588 million, mainly Saint Lucia. Hait had its cholera outbreak intensified 55 people were killed in Cuba and Hispanola. Total damage at least $652 million. Wilma 2005 Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, Cuba, and the U.S. state of Florida
* " Carol " was used again to denote a hurricane in the mid-Atlantic Ocean in 1965.
However, because the name does not appear after that time, it is assumed that the
name was retired retrospectively for the damages caused by the 1954 storm of the same name.
The source of information is from the National Hurricane Center from the book called
Hurricane Watch by Dr. Bob Sheets the former director of the National Hurricane Center and Jack Williams founding editor of the USA Today weather page.