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List of Retired Atlantic Hurricane Names
  • Agnes 1972 Florida, Northeast USA
  • Alicia 1983 North Texas
  • Allison 2001 Texas
  • Allen 1980 Antilles, Mexico, south Texas
  • Andrew 1992 Bahamas, south Florida, Louisiana
  • Anita 1977 Mexico
  • Audrey 1957 Louisiana, north Texas
  • Betsy 1965 Bahamas, southeast Florida, southeast Louisiana
  • Beulah 1967 Antilles, Mexico, South Texas
  • Bob 1991 North Carolina, Northeast USA
  • Camille 1969 Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama
  • Carla 1961 Texas
  • Carmen 1974 Mexico, central Louisiana
  • Carol 1954 Northeast USA
  • Celia 1970 South Texas
  • Cesar 1996 Central America [Crossed into the Pacific Ocean, becoming Douglas]
  • Charley 2004 Caribbean, Florida, Carolinas
  • Cleo 1964 Lesser Antilles, Haiti, Cuba, southeast Florida
  • Connie 1955 North Carolina
  • David 1979 Lesser Antilles, Hispaniola, Florida, Eastern USA
  • Dean 2006 Antilles, Mexico, Belize
  • Dennis 2005 Haiti, Cuba, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee and Ohio Valley
  • Diana 1990 Mexico
  • Diane 1955 Mid-Atlantic & Northeast USA
  • Donna 1960 Bahamas, Florida, Eastern USA
  • Dora 1964 Northeast Florida
  • Elena 1985 Mississippi, Alabama, western Florida
  • Eloise 1975 Antilles, northwest Florida, Alabama
  • Fabian 2003 Bermuda
  • Felix 2006 Honduras, Nicaragua
  • Flora 1963 Haiti, Cuba
  • Floyd 1999 Bahamas, North Carolina, mid-Atlantic & Northeast USA
  • Fran 1996 North Carolina, mid-Atlantic USA
  • Frances 2004 Bahamas, Florida
  • Frederic 1979 Alabama, Mississippi
  • Georges 1998 Greater Antilles, Florida Keys, Mississippi, Alabama
  • Gilbert 1988 Lesser Antilles, Jamaica, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
  • Gloria 1985 North Carolina, Northeast USA
  • Gustav 2007 Hispaniola, Caymans, Cuba, Louisiana
  • Hattie 1961 Belize, Guatemala
  • Hazel 1954 Antilles, North Carolina, South Carolina
  • Hilda 1964 Louisiana
  • Hortense 1996 Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic
  • Hugo 1989 Antilles, South Carolina
  • Ike 2007 Turks and Caicos, Haiti, Cuba, Texas (Houston/Galveston)
  • Ione 1955 North Carolina
  • Inez 1966 Lesser Antilles, Hispaniola, Cuba, Florida Keys, Mexico
  • Iris 2001 Jamaica, Belize
  • Isabel 2003 North Carolina, Virgina, Maryland, District of Columbia
  • Isadore 2002 Mexico, Louisiana
  • Ivan 2004 Caribbean, Gulf Coast
  • Janet 1955 Lesser Antilles, Belize, Mexico
  • Jeanne 2004 Caribbean, Florida
  • Joan 1988 Curacao, Venezuela, Colombia, Nicaragua [Crossed into the Pacific Ocean, becoming Miriam]
  • Juan 2003 Eastern Canada
  • Katrina 2005 Bahamas, Florida, Cuba, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama
  • Keith 2000 Mexico
  • Klaus 1990 Martinique
  • Lenny 1999 Antilles
  • Luis 1995 Barbuda, St. Martin
  • Marilyn 1995 U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Michelle 2001 Honduras, Cuba, Florida Keys
  • Mitch 1998 Honduras, Nicaragua, San Salvador, Mexico, Florida
  • Noel 2006 Northern Carribean
  • Opal 1995 Northwest Florida, Alabama
  • Paloma 2007 Caymans, Cuba, Jamaica
  • Rita 2005 Bahamas, Florida, Cuba, Yucatan Peninsula, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas
  • Roxanne 1995 Yucatan Peninsula
  • Stan 2005 Central America, Mexico
  • Wilma 2005 Haiti, Cuba, Honduras, Central America, Yucatan Peninsula, Florida, Bahamas, Atlantic Canada
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