Notorious Retired Hurricane Names. Never to be used again. Credit: Hurricane Floyd Courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, J. Jordan When a hurricane hits and causes substantial damage and loss of life, its name becomes retired from the rotating list of hurricane names, out of respect to those affected.
Hurricane Andrew Florida 1992 * this became the 5th costliest hurricane in US history after hurricanes Katrina, Wilma, and Ike, with the name Andrew retired from the hurricane names list in the spring of 1993.
Hurricane names can be “retired” if a hurricane has been really big and destructive