Your 2022 Atlantic Ocean Hurricane Names and Retired New England Names
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It's time to talk about Hurricane Season 2022, which is Wednesday, June 1 through Wednesday, November 30.
I have the names lined up for each and every Atlantic Ocean hurricane for 2022 listed below. According to the National Hurricane Center, The World Meteorological Association comes up with the names for each season's hurricanes, recycling them every six years.
Of course we do have those hurricane names that are never recycled because the WMA retires them. The National Hurricane Center says this is because of the devastation they inflict. So let's start with those names that include New England landfall.
Hurricane Edna in September, 1954 caused $42 million damage. She was a category 3, finally weakening when she made landfall in Massachusetts, but still causing widespread evacuations because of her unpredictability.
Hurricane Connie was a category 4 in August,1955 and caused some heavy flooding along the Connecticut coastline by the time it reached New England. Overall damage was estimated at $40 million.
Hurricane Diana in August,1955 joined Connie and was a category 2 that wreaked havoc on over 200 dams, damaging or destroying them all over New England. It also injured thousands, with much of the damage in the New England states of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut and totaling $831 million overall.
Hurricane Gloria in September, 1985 was a category 4 that caused the most damage in New England when it affected Connecticut. It also caused lots of wind and rain issues throughout all of New England, and totaled $900 million.
Hurricane Bob in August, 1991 was one of the costliest hurricanes in New England history at that time. This category 3 made landfall in Rhode Island, then to the Gulf of Maine, and finally making landfall again in Maine. Total destruction costs were around $1.5 billion.
Hurricane Floyd was a September, 1999 category 4 storm that damaged so much of the East Coast, eventually landing in New England and flooding the southern New England coastline, then causing major power outages in New Hampshire and Maine. She was a $6.9 billion disaster overall.
Hurricane Irene conquered southern New England in August, 2011 as a category 3 at $14.2 billion. New England states opened shelters everywhere and the National Guard from Maine to Rhode Island was dispatched.
Hurricane Sandy, known as Superstorm Sandy in October, 2012, pummeled southern New England even after it traveled up the East Coast. The total price tag was $68.7 billion when she finished her terror. She was a category 3.
Okay, here we go with the Hurricane Season 2022 list of names just for the Atlantic: