Hurricane Names 2023
The World Meteorological Organization has released its list of names for the 2023 hurricane season. As with previous years, the names follow an alphabetical order and alternate between male and female names. The names on the list for 2023 are:
The list of names is recycled every six years, with the exception of names that are retired due to causing significant damage or loss of life. For instance, the name Harvey was retired from the list after the devastating hurricane that hit Texas in 2017. It’s important to note that the actual hurricanes that form during the 2023 season might not necessarily follow the order of the names on the list.
While we hope that the 2023 hurricane season will be mild, it’s important to remember some of the worst hurricanes in US history. Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was one of the most devastating storms on record, causing widespread flooding and damage to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. The storm resulted in over 1,800 deaths and billions of dollars in damages.
Another major hurricane was Hurricane Andrew, which struck Florida in 1992. The Category 5 storm caused catastrophic damage to parts of Miami-Dade County, leaving over 250,000 people homeless and causing over $25 billion in damages.
Other notable hurricanes in US history include Hurricane Harvey in 2017, which caused widespread flooding in Houston and surrounding areas, and Hurricane Sandy in 2012, which caused significant damage along the East Coast.