Names of Hur­ri­canes

The Star (St. Lucia) - - HURRICANE SPECIAL -

Hur­ri­canes are named al­pha­bet­i­cally from the list in chrono­log­i­cal or­der. Thus the first trop­i­cal storm or hur­ri­cane of the year has a name that be­gins with "A" and the sec­ond is given the name that be­gins with "B." The lists con­tain hur­ri­cane names that be­gin from A to W, but ex­clude names that be­gin with a "Q" or "U."

There are six lists that con­tinue to ro­tate. The lists only change when there is a hur­ri­cane that is so dev­as­tat­ing, the name is re­tired and an­other hur­ri­cane name re­places it. The names for 2016 are: Alex, Bon­nie, Colin, Danielle, Earl, Fiona, Gas­ton, Her­mine, Igor, Ju­lia, Karl, Lisa, Matthew, Ni­cole, Otto, Paula, Richard, Shary, To­mas, Vir­ginie, Wal­ter.

Dam­age caused in Hur­ri­cane To­mas.

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