Hurricane names dropped from rotation

Posted on 25 March 2011
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Two hurricane names in the Atlantic were retired from the official name rotation by the World Meteorological Organization's hurricane committee because of the deaths and damage they caused in 2010.

The names Igor and Tomas in the Atlantic would have appeared again in 2016, but will no longer be used. In their place will be Ian and Tobias.

Other recently retired hurricane names include: Paloma, Ike and Gustav (2008); Dean, Noel and Felix (2007); and Dennis, Katrina, Rita, Stan and Wilma (2005).