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article imageTrivia You Can't Live Without: How Hurricanes are Named

By Sandy Sand     Jun 1, 2009 in Lifestyle
Today, June 1, 2009, marks the opening of this year’s hurricane season, which runs through the end of November. Of all the information that can be sought about hurricanes and preparedness, the most trivial question is near the top of the list.:
How do hurricanes get their names?
The World Meteorological Organization names hurricanes.
Every season they alternate between male and female names, with the names coming from spoken languages in a particular part of the world.
For hurricanes originating in the Atlantic, Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, the names are derived from English, French, Spanish and Dutch.
There are six lists of names that rotate through a six-year cycle.
Only when a storm of devastating magnitude occurs is its name deleted from the list and replaced by a new name.
The important stuff about hurricanes can be found on the Federal Emergency Management Web site.
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