Letter to the Editor: October/November 2011

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Editor:
We here in Louisiana, like our fellow citizens on the Gulf and Atlantic coasts, stay closely attuned to all news of hurricanes. Your short piece on tropical storms in the July/August 2011 issue was quite interesting and timely. However, the feature states that five hurricane names have been retired. As a lifelong resident of Louisiana, I knew that your list did not include the first hurricane I experienced and knew was on the list of retired names: Audrey, which killed some 500 people in southwest Louisiana in 1957. The five listed in your article are only the ones retired after the record 2005 season. The list of all 75 or so retired names can be found on the National Hurricane Center website.
Anne Dunn
Louisiana House Legislative Services

Editor’s note: You’re absolutely right. The “in 2005” was inadvertently left off the retired hurricane names listed in the July/August issue. Here is an alphabetical list of ALL retired Atlantic hurricane names.

1972  Agnes
1983  Alicia
1980  Allen
2001  Allison
1992  Andrew
1977  Anita
1957  Audrey
1965  Betsy
1967  Beulah
1991  Bob
1969  Camille
1961  Carla
1974  Carmen
1954  Carol
1970  Celia
1996  Cesar
2004  Charley
1964  Cleo
1955  Connie
1979  David
2007  Dean
2005  Dennis
1990  Diana
1955  Diane
1960  Donna
1964  Dora
1968  Edna
1985  Elena
1975  Eloise
2003  Fabian
2007  Felix
1974  Fifi
1963  Flora
1999  Floyd
1996  Fran
2004  Frances
1979  Frederic
1998  Georges
1988  Gilbert
1985  Gloria
2008  Gustav
1961  Hattie
1954  Hazel
1964  Hilda
1996  Hortense
1989  Hugo
2010  Igor
2008  Ike
1966  Inez
1955  Ione
2001  Iris
2003  Isabel
2002  Isidore
2004  Ivan
1955  Janet
2004  Jeanne
1988  Joan
2003  Juan
2005  Katrina
2000  Keith
1990  Klaus
1999  Lenny
2002  Lili
1995  Luis
1995  Marilyn
2001  Michelle
1998  Mitch
2007  Noel
1995  Opal
2008  Paloma
2005  Rita
1995  Roxanne
2005  Stan
2010  Tomas
2005  Wilma