Including these four additions, there have been 86 names retired from the Atlantic basin list since 1953, when storms began to be named. They will be replaced by Harold, Idalia, Margot, and Nigel for the 2023 season.
The flooding from Hurricane Harvey was nothing short of catastrophic in southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana because the large storm stalled for days in late August.
The National Hurricane Center concluded that Harvey and Maria will likely rank as the second-costliest and third-costliest storms in US history, respectively, with 2005's Katrina still the highest (accounting for inflation).
Irma - a Category 5 storm, the strongest designation, wrecked havoc on Caribbean islands; Barbuda was nearly completely destroyed.
"Since that fateful year, 88 names have been retired, and those beginning with "I" made up a disproportional number of them (11 of the 88)", the newspaper writes. Irma came ashore in southwest Florida as a Category 4 hurricane. It caused 44 direct deaths as a result of wind, rain and heavy surf. The 2005 hurricane season has the most retired names (five) for one season. In the USA, seven direct deaths were reported, and an additional 85 indirect deaths occurred, 80 of which were in Florida. Irma contributed to 129 deaths, while Maria killed 31 people in Dominica and 65 in Puerto Rico. The 60.58-inch (or 5-foot) rainfall total in Nederland, Texas broke the record for heaviest hurricane rainfall measurement in USA history by 8 inches.
Hurricane Nate crossed northeastern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras as a tropical storm, then made landfall on the northern Gulf Coast as a category 1 hurricane. Nate, meanwhile, was responsible for 45 deaths after crossing Central America.
Ravens' 2018 preseason schedule released
Next, Washington hosts the New York Jets Thursday August 16th at FedEx Field in a nationally televised game ( ESPN ). The complete National Football League regular-season schedule is likely to be announced at the end of the month.
Anthony Rizzo: 'I want to play' in Cubs' home opener
Meanwhile, Tyler Chatwood will make his second start of the season and his Wrigley Field debut for the Cubs on Monday. He allowed just one earned run, four hits and six walks in six innings in his first start against Cincinnati.
Rex Gold Hedged S&P 500 ETF (GHS) Rises 0.953% for April 5
He noted that the USA hasn't entered a full-blown trade war since 1930, and trade relationships were much different back then. Then came a directive from the White House, asking staff to find $100 billion worth of Chinese goods to hit with tariffs.
Late Ronaldo penalty puts Madrid into CL semifinals
The goals cancelled out Real's resounding 3-0 win in Turin a week earlier but Lucas Vazquez won a disputed injury-time penalty. The penalty came as Vazquez was in position to score in front of the goal after Ronaldo headed down a cross into the area.