Hurricane names Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate will retire

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The names Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate will never again be used for Atlantic hurricanes because of the devastation those storms caused in the 2017 season.

Nate was deadly in Central America and made landfall on the Gulf Coast last October. Harvey is the second-costliest hurricane in US history behind only Katrina in 2005.

Irma - a Category 5 storm, the strongest designation, wrecked havoc on Caribbean islands; Barbuda was nearly completely destroyed.

They'll be replaced by Harold, Idalia, Margot and Nigel.

Experience shows that the use of short, distinctive given names in written as well as spoken communications is quicker and less subject to error than the older more cumbersome latitude-longitude identification methods. Maria killed 31 in Dominica and 65 in Puerto Rico.

After one of the most destructive hurricane seasons ever, the names of four hurricanes are being retired.

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday the names of four hurricanes that caused significant damage and killed dozens past year will be retired. Names are retired if a hurricane is particularly destructive or costly. At least 68 people died from the direct effects of the storm in Texas, the largest number in that state since 1919.

Experts are already predicting a busier than normal hurricane season.

Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate are storm names that don't bear repeating. The storm then stalled, with its center remaining over or near the Texas coast for four days, dropping historic rainfall amounts, of up to five feet, causing catastrophic flooding in parts of southeastern Texas.

The practice of naming Atlantic hurricanes dates back to the 1950s, though only female names were used between 1953 and 1978.

That is likely because the wide scale of the death and destruction from the hurricanes retired after the 2004 season - Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne - far exceeded the very localized severity of Gaston. The names alternate between male and female.

There are also separate lists for typhoons in the western Pacific and tropical cyclones in Australia and the Indian Ocean.

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