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Who gives hurricanes their names?



left aligned imageEvery person learning about hurricanes for the first time will ask where they get their names from. Here is it.

At any given time, there can be two or more hurricanes forming and researchers, meteorologists and emergency workers need to know and identify each of them in a unique way to monitor their movement and prepare for them. This is why naming them is important.

The World Meteorological Organization has assigned 21 names, in alphabetical order, for each years’ hurricane season. In fact, the names are given to tropical storms, and they keep the name as they develop into hurricanes. Usually, there are less than 21 tropical storms in each region's hurricane season.


Once a name is given and used, the name is retired and not used again until after 6 years.

In 2012 the most devastating hurricane was called Sandy. It was a category 3 hurricane that made landfall in the eastern coast of the USA between the 22nd and 29th of October. It caused approximately 50 billion USD worth of damage and 147 deaths.

An earlier one was called Isaac. It was a category 1 hurricane that made landfall in August. 34 people died and over 2.35 billion USD worth of damage was recorded.

Here are the names of tropical storms for the 2013 year: Andrea, Barry, Chantal, Dorian, Erin, Fernand, Gabrielle, Humberto, Ingrid, Jerry, Karen, Lorenzo, Melissa, Nestor, Olga, Pablo, Rebekah, Sebastien, Tanya, Van and Wendy.


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