The names of killer storms struck off
Three hurricane names in the Atlantic and one in the eastern North Pacific
were retired from the official name rotation by the World Meteorological
Organization’s hurricane committee because of the deaths and damage they
caused in 2008.
The names Gustav, Ike and Paloma in the Atlantic and Alma in
the North Pacific will not be used again. Those names would have been used
again in 2014.
In their place will be Gonzalo, Isaias and Paulette in the
Atlantic and Amanda in the North Pacific.