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Because hurricanes often occur at the same time, officials assign short, distinctive names to the storms to avoid confusion among weather stations, coastal bases, and ships at sea.
Before 1978, only female names were used for hurricanes. In 1979, the United States began alternating between male and female names in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.
When hurricanes are particularly destructive, their names are retired from the list of usable titles. Below is a list of infamous hurricanes which have settled into retirement.
They are listed: Name, Year, Location Affected respectively
Agnes 1972 Florida, Northeast U.S.
Alicia 1983 North Texas
Allen 1980 Antilles, Mexico, South Texas
Andrew 1992 Bahamas, South Florida and Louisiana
Anita 1977 Mexico
Audrey 1957 Lousiana, North Texas
Betsy 1965 Bahamas, Southeast
Beulah 1967 Antilles, Mexico, South Texas
Bob 1991 North Carolina, Northeast U.S.
Camille 1969 Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama
Carla 1961 Texas
Carmen 1974 Mexico
Carol 1954 Northeast U.S.
Celia 1970 South Texas
Cleo 1964 Lesser Antilles, Haiti, Cuba,
Connie 1955 North Carolina
David 1979 Lesser Antilles, Hispanola,
Florida and Eastern U.S.
Diana 1990 Mexico
Diane 1955 Mid-Atlantic U.S. & Northeast U.S.
Donna 1960 Bahamas, Florida and Eastern U.S.
Dora 1964 Northeast Florida
Elena 1985 Mississippi, Alabama, Western
Eloise 1975 Antilles, Northwest Florida, Alabama
Flora 1963 Haiti, Cuba
Frederic 1979 Alabama and Mississipp
Gilbert 1988 Lesser Antilles, Jamaica, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Gloria 1985 North Carolina, Northeast U.S.
Hattie 1961 Belize Guatemala
Hazel 1954 Antilles, North and South Carolina
Hilda 1964 Louisiana
Hugo 1989 Antilles, South Carolina
Ione 1955 North Carolina
Inez 1966 Lesser Antilles, Hispanola, Cuba,
Florida Keys, Mexico
Janet 1955 Lesser Antilles, Belize, Mexico
Joan 1988 Curacao, Venezuela, Colombia,
Nicaragua (crossed into Pacific and became Miriam)
Klaus 1990 Martinique
Luis 1995 Lesser Antilles
Marilyn 1995 Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico
Opal, 1995 Central America, Mexico, Florida
Roxanne 1995 Mexico
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