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Storm’s a Bad Me: Ida is the 12th. Storm’s name is retired. World Nation News

There’s something about a storm that begins with the letter I that’s especially nasty. Last year’s Ida has now been added to the list of hurricanes so fatal their names are not used again.

The World Meteorological Organization said Wednesday it is removing the name “Ida” from its list of Atlantic hurricane names that repeat every six years. Ida caused US$75 billion in damage and 55 people died in a swath of destruction from Louisiana to New England.

Ida, a Category Four hurricane, caused nearly $55 billion in flood damage and killed six people in Louisiana, but its heavy rains and flooding killed 49 people in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Daniel Brown, senior hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center, said it is the fifth costliest hurricane in US history after hurricanes Katrina, Harvey, Maria and Sandy, all of which have been retired.

“This one P actually impacted a fairly large portion of the eastern US,” Brown said Wednesday.

After sloshing through Tennessee, Ida’s fury hit the Northeast with record rainfall and tornadoes. Newark, New Jersey received 8.4 inches (21.7 cm) of rain, the most in a day, breaking the old record by 1.5 inches (3.8 inches). In New York City, it rained at a speed of more than 3 inches per hour.

It has been a tough five years for the United States with the most powerful hurricanes.

“There were more Category 4 and Category 5 landslides in the US from 2017 to 2021 than from 1963 to 2016,” Ken Graham, director of the National Hurricane Center, who chaired the WMO committee, said in a statement.

The WMO has retired 94 hurricane names in the Atlantic due to the hurricane’s fatal history, and 12 of them begin with the letter I. No other letter is even close.

There have been nine C and F named storms, said Brian McNoldy, a hurricane researcher at the University of Miami, who tracks retired names.

Brown said this is probably because storms are named alphabetically and “by the time we reach name I we are in peak hurricane season” and hurricanes are the type that are long-lived. are stronger.

But if that’s the case, why aren’t H and J among retired names, McNoldy asked. He added that it was probably “just very bad luck.”

Brown said that names that begin with the letter I are difficult to find, are the same gender they need to be changed, and are not used by other hurricane basins. The committee selected Imani to replace Ida.

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