Tropical Cyclone Names Retired

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The World Meteorological Organization has decided to retire the names of two tropical cyclones because of the death and destruction they caused in 2010. The names Igor and Tomas, originally due to appear again in 2016, will instead be retired and replaced by Ian and Tobias, according to this report on the NOAA Web site. Igor was a Cape Verde hurricane that eventually crossed the Atlantic to strike Bermuda and Newfoundland last September. The storm did $200 million in damage in Newfoundland and killed three people in its path. Tomas crossed the Windward Islands in October, making it the latest strike on record, and meandered its way across the Caribbean, before eventually striking Haiti and the Turks and Caicos. Fourteen people died on St. Lucia and 35 in Haiti.

By Ocean Navigator