The SDTWFC retires names depending on how severe they are. The requirement for being retired is causing at least $1 billion in damages (2018 USD) or killing more than 100 people. However, if a storm is considered notable enough, it is retired. Examples of this kind of retirement are Connor and Kaleb of 1959. Due to a programming error, satellite images for hurricanes stopped generating from 1959 to 1984. Because of this, storms retired during this time period have their tracks shown. In 1985, satellite images began to generate again, but this time for all tropical cyclones, not just hurricanes.

Names Retired in the 1950's


Storm Name Year Image Replacement Damage (2018 USD)/Deaths Notes
Florence 1954
Florence 1954 Simulation
Floren $4.1 billion

60 deaths

Hazel two weeks later took an almost identical path as Florence, and both struck New England as major hurricanes.
Norma 1954
Norma 1954 Simulation
Nancy $3.4 billion

581-1,191 deaths

One of the deadliest Atlantic hurricanes on record. Made a category 4 landfall in Haiti and South Carolina.
Brenda 1955
Brenda 1955
Bethany $800 million

25 deaths

Contributed to the severity of the floods in the United States caused by Connie.
Connie 1955
Connie 1955
Cathy $7.6 billion

184 deaths

Caused historic flooding in New England and the mid-Atlantic states.
Hilda 1955
Hilda 1955
Hannah $800 million

7 deaths

Stalled over the outer banks for a day and brought hurricane force winds to the mid-Atlantic states and New England. Made landfall in Newfoundland as a category 1.
Ione 1955
Ione 1955
Ilima $1.1 billion


Made a category 4 landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula a week before Janet made a category 5 landfall a few miles south of the same area. Most damage from Ione was in mainland Mexico.
Janet 1955
Janet 1955
Jasmine $436 million

1,023 deaths

One of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded to affect Mexico. Devastated Quintana Roo, Belize, and the Yucatan Peninsula. 500 deaths alone were in Quintana Roo.
Ben 1957
Ben 1957
Bandit $4 billion

416 deaths

80% of the deaths were in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.
Connor 1959
Connor 1959 Track SDTWFC
Coleen $2.2 million

35 deaths

Deadliest hurricane on record in New Brunswick.
Kaleb 1959
Kaleb 1959 SDTWFC Track
Kai $119 million

22 deaths

At the time, it was the strongest hurricane on record to make landfall in South Carolina. It changed the face of a beach in Charleston forever by washing away all of the sand.


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Names Retired in the 1960's


Storm Name Year Image Replacement Damage (2018 USD)/Deaths Notes
Barbara 1960
Barbara 1959 SDTWFC Track
Brittany $2.4 billion

173 deaths

A storm surge of 9.5 feet was measured in Pass Christian, Mississippi.
Edna 1960
Edna 1960 SDTWFC Track
Esther $87.2 billion

5,358 deaths

Only known storm to make a category 4 landfall in Maryland. One of the strongest storms on record to affect Florida, Georgia, and the Carolina's. Edna was the costliest Atlantic hurricane until Orpha in 1978.
Gilda 1960
Gilda 1960 SDTWFC Track
Gloria $1.35 billion

28 deaths

Catastrophic flooding took place in and around Atlanta.
Cynthia 1961
Cynthia 1961 SDTWFC Track
Coryn $18.5 billion

284 deaths

Went from 80 mph/988 mBar to 170 mph/915 mBar in 24 hours.
Gladys 1961
Gladys 1961 SDTWFC Track
Garry $425 million

147 deaths

A woman's body, killed by Gladys in Cuba, was found hundreds of miles away on a Venezuelan beach 2 months after Gladys.
Illima 1961
Ilima 1961 SDTWFC Track
Igor $1.6 billion

675 deaths

A storm surge of 13 feet was observed south of Brownsville, Texas.
Frankie 1963
Frankie 1963 SDTWFC Track
Francine $3.5 billion

327 deaths

Caused the discovery of the El Chupacabra by causing the body of one to be swept into a town by a mudslide in Puerto Rico.
Grayson 1963
Grayson 1963 SDTWFC Track
Giovanni $7.1 billion

3,729 deaths

Made a 175mph landfall near Santo Domingo, destroying most of the city.
Ivan 1963
Ivan 1963 SDTWFC Track
Imogen $1.4 billion

37 deaths

Took a straight path from Puerto Rico to Jamaica.
Fred 1964
Fred 1964 SDWTFC Track
Felix $8.3 billion

71 deaths

Caused a 16 foot storm surge in Big Bend, Florida.
George 1964
George 1964 SDWTFC Track
Georgina $53.7 billion

440 deaths

Final storm to reach 185 mph winds in a span of 10 years, the others being Janet in 1955 and Edna in 1960.
Karl 1964
Karl 1964 SDWTFC Track
Kelly $19.5 billion

48 deaths

A rainfall total of 67.3 inches was recorded north of Houston, one of the wettest storms in American history.
Luis 1964
Luis 1964 SDWTFC Track
Lori $3.6 billion

33 deaths

Made four separate landfalls in Florida, all at different categories; 1 - Jacksonville, 2 - Key West, 3 - Tampa Bay area, 4 - Tampa Bay area.
Michael 1964
Michael 1964 SDWTFC Track
Miranda $1 billion

465 deaths

Dumped up to 60 inches of rain in parts of Honduras.
Coleen 1965
Coleen 1965 SDTWFC Track
Candy $21.3 billion

274 deaths

Nassau in the Bahamas recorded 34 hours straight of hurricane force winds, with 16 hours of major hurricane strength winds.
Floren 1966
Floren 1966 SDTWFC Track
Francisco $2.45 billion

184 deaths

One of the worst storms on record to make landfall on Saint Lucia. Floren made landfall there with 135mph winds.
Jill 1966
Jill 1966 SDTWFC Track
Jewel $8.7 billion

1,058 deaths

Catastrophic flooding in the Dominican Republic and Southern United States, mainly Mississippi and Louisiana.
Kathy 1966
Kathy 1966 SDTWFC Track
Kayla $950 million

258 deaths

Massive mudslides swallowed many small villages and wiped out millions of acres of forest.
Edith 1967
Edith 1967 SDTWFC Track
Ernie $3 billion

418 deaths

Dropped at least 2 inches of rain in every US state bordering the Atlantic Ocean.
Katie 1967
Katie 1967 SDTWFC Track
Kyle $1 billion

96 deaths

Originally predicted to not surpass tropical depression strength.
Martha 1967
Martha C6 1967 SDTWFC Track
McKenna $20.4 billion

2,819 deaths

Strongest Atlantic hurricane on record until it was surpassed by Hurricane Orpha 11 years later.
Orva 1967
Orva 1967 SDTWFC Track
Omar $1.2 billion

106 deaths

One of the worst storms on record to strike Dominica.
Stella 1967
Stella 1967 SDTWFC Track
Serena $28.5 billion

136 deaths

Destroyed most of the wooden and brick buildings in Southern Florida outside of Miami.
Wilma 1967
Wilma 1967 SDTWFC Track
Winona $5.2 billion

259 deaths

4 days of torrential rains and hurricane force winds destroyed what was left of South Florida after Wilma. Flood waters up to 37 feet were measured around Lake Okeechobee.
Carla 1968
Carla 1968 SDTWFC Track
Crystal $2.1 billion


First name on List III to be reitred.
Molly 1968
Molly 1968 SDTWFC Track
Michelle $3.7 billion

736 deaths

Destroyed many area already severely affected by Carla,
Nona 1968
Nona 1968 SDTWFC Track
Nina $2.8 billion

453 deaths

Port Au Prince in Haiti saw rainfall rates of 4 inches per hour at the height of the storm.
Douglas 1969
Douglas 1969 SDTWFC Track
Dane $1.3 billion

15 deaths

One of the strongest storms to have their eye pass directly over downtown Houston.
Francine 1969
Francine 1969 SDTWFC Track
Flannery $6.7 billion

356 deaths

St. Croix in the Virgin Islands recorded major hurricane strength winds for 43 hours straight.
Hank 1969
Hank 1969 SDTWFC Track
Heather $28.3 billion

89 deaths

One of the strongest storms to make landfall on Florida's west coast.
Kevin 1969
Kevin 1969 SDTWFC Track
Katrina $11.5 billion

13,728 deaths

One of the deadliest hurricanes ever recorded. Some parts of Cuba saw up to 140 inches of rain throughout Kevin's lifespan.
Vinnie 1969
Vinnie 1969 SDTWFC Track
Veronica $5.3 billion

104 deaths

Caused an 11 foot storm surge in southern Louisiana. New Orleans saw category 2 winds at the height of Vinnie.
Wallie 1969
Wallie 1969 SDTWFC Track
William $9.8 billion

56 deaths

A 22 foot storm surge tore through the streets of Mobile and Biloxi. Over half of the roads in Harrison County, Mississippi were washed out.

Names Retired in the 1970's


Storm Name Year Image Replacement Damage (2018 USD)/Deaths Notes
Hector 1970
Hector 1970 SDTWFC Track
Helene $2.3 billion

146 deaths

A landslide carried a house 3 miles. Miraculously, the house survived without major damage and the two people inside were unharmed.
Kelly 1970
Kelly 1970 SDTWFC Track
Kanye $2.6 billion

43 deaths

One of the worst storms to affect Tabasco.
Nathan 1970
Nathan 1970 SDTWFC Track
Naomi $63.2 billion

319 deaths

Longest lived Atlantic hurricane ever record, and the second longest lived storm ever recorded in any basin. Nathan also had one of the highest ACE of any Atlantic storm; 73.8.
Kai 1971
Kai 1971 SDTWFC Track
Kent $4.6 billion

248 deaths

One of the largest eyes on record; 93 miles in diameter.
Phillipe 1971
Philippe 1971 SDTWFC Track
Phoebe $8.7 billion

6,826 deaths

Strongest storm on record to make landfall on the northern coast of Hispaniola, where it hit with 180 mph winds and a 898 mBar. Thankfully, the deaths, despite being high, could have been much higher had it hit a more populated area.
Alice 1972
Alice 1972 SDTWFC Track
Anya $8.2 billion

27 deaths

First A name to be retired, caused significant storm surge damage north of Miami. This storm also caused major damage to structures built by the Spanish around Orlando.
Patsy 1972
Patsy 1972 SDTWFC Track
Parker $38.5 billion

338 deaths

$7 billion in damages alone was from Cuba, making it one of the costliest Cuban hurricanes ever recorded. Ft. Myers, Florida and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina both recorded storm surges of 13 feet.
Linda 1973
Linda 1973 SDTWFC Track
Lars $29.1 billion

147 deaths

165mph winds and a 18 foot storm surge pummeled Corpus Christi, destroying the seawall, every building within a mile of the coast, all the bridges and roads in town, and many destroyed many estuaries.
McKenna 1973
McKenna 1973 SDTWFC Track
Melissa $72.5 billion

514 deaths

One of the costliest storms on record and one of the strongest to hit New England (115 mph landfall in Connecticut).
Omar 1973
Omar 1973 SDTWFC Track
Orion $4.5 billion

67 deaths

Caused major flooding in the southern Mississippi River Valley.
Verna 1973
Verna 1973 SDTWFC Track
Vina $1 billion

34 deaths

An 11 foot storm surge caused significant damage to many small villages and to the big city of Manzanillo.
Inez 1974
Inez 1974 SDTWFC Track
Izzy $11.9 billion

972 deaths

Caused severe flooding in Houston, and dropped over 50 inches of rain in places in Cuba, Honduras, and Belize. Winds in Houston also majorly damaged many skyscrapers.
Michelle 1974
Michelle 1974 SDTWFC Track
Mark $23.5 billion

205 deaths

Caused bad flooding in lower elevation areas of New Orleans, but most of the city had evacuated limiting the amount of deaths.
Paula 1974
Paula 1974 SDTWFC Track
Paige $7.5 billion

261 deaths

One of the strongest and costliest storms to hit Cuba at that time, with 165 mph winds and causing $4.7 billion in damages there.
Flannery 1975
Flannery 1975 SDTWFC Track
Fletcher $3.3 billion

49 deaths

Caused almost complete destruction in Key Largo due to a 20 foot storm surge, and caused an 8 foot storm surge in Miami due to its large size.
Imogen 1975
Imogen 1975 SDTWFC Track
Ivanka $4.4 billion

103 deaths

Caused extreme wind damage in the northern Lesser Antilles and particularly the Virgin Islands. Flooding in Puerto Rico also caused major damage and many deaths.
Katrina 1975
Katrina 1975 SDTWFC Track
Kym $2.9 billion

374 deaths

Resulted in destructive flooding in areas ravaged by Kevin 6 years earlier.
Layten 1975
Layten 1975 SDTWFC Track
Levi $47.6 billion

161 deaths

Caused at least 8 inches of rain to fall in every state bordering the Atlantic Ocean except Rhode Island. Massive storm surge also impacted Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Pensacola, Mobile, and Biloxi.
Ethan 1976
Ethan 1976 SDTWFC Track
Elise $2.6 billion

34 deaths

Caused severe flooding in many areas throughout central Cuba, and heavy storm surge damage in the Bahamas.
Donald 1977
Donald 1977 SDTWFC Track
Duncan $35.68 billion

145 deaths

Caused extreme wind damage on Bermuda, as well as a 6 foot storm surge. A 12 foot storm surge hit New England, and heavy rain caused widespread flooding. At the height of the storm, 30% of Rhode Island's land area was covered in at least 16 inches of water.
Earl 1977
Earl 1977 SDTWFC Track
Evan $18.34 billion

74 deaths

Caused a massive storm surge, 17 feet, to destroy most of Pensacola, Mobile, and Panama City.
Henry 1977
Henry 1977 SDTWFC Track
Heath $10.36 billion

408 deaths

Heavy flooding Haiti and Jamaica resulted in widespread deaths and damage, while extreme wind damage occurred in eastern Cuba.
Lucy 1978
Lucy 1978 SDTWFC Track
Luke $12.4 billion

71 deaths

Due to it's 22 foot storm surge, Lucy caused dozens of small islands in the Bahamas to, at point or another, go completely underwater. Additionally, a plane at the Nassau airport was swept away and carried all the way southern Florida, where it was found on a Homestead beach.
Orpha 1978
Orpha C6 1978 SDTWFC Track
Octavia $128.6 billion

4,274 deaths

At the time, Orpha was the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic, and the costliest anywhere in the world. 90% of Tampa was destroyed by 160 mph winds and a 26 foot storm surge. In Honduras, 3 days of heavy rain triggered deadly mudslides and flooding.
Diane 1979
Diane 1979 SDTWFC Track
Donovan $13.4 billion

284 deaths

Prolonged torrential rainfall in North Carolina and Virginia led to extreme flooding in the hardest hit areas. Greenville along the Tar River in North Carolina reportedly "vanished" after it was overrun by 35 foot waters from the river. Heavy flooding was also seen in Richmond, Virginia, Elicott City, Maryland, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Baltimore, Maryland. An F2 tornado also struck Washington D.C., killing 1 person and causing $2 million in damages.
Hannah 1979
Hannah 1979 SDTWFC Track
Hamilton $9.9 billion

80 deaths

Hannah caused a 5 foot storm surge in Cuba that destroyed many coastal towns. Flooding also caused damage in Jamaica. Strong winds from a related thunderstorm also caused a plane crash near Dallas, Texas, killing 57 out of the total 183 people on board.
Kyle 1979
Kyle 1979 SDTWFC Track
Karen $7.8 billion

60 deaths

3 days of hurricane force winds and heavy rains destroyed 80% of all the structures in the Virgin Islands, Sint Martin and Saint Martian, Anguilla, and the island of Barbuda. However, there was a relatively low amount of damage and deaths on those islands due to, at the time, spotty infrastructure and population.
Melissa 1979
Melissa 1979 SDTWFC Track
Monica $76.5 billion

189 deaths

Melissa caused an unprecedented 24 foot storm surge around Port Arthur, Texas, destroying everything within a mile of the coast. 40 inches of rain fell widespread in southern Louisiana and Texas. This led to extreme flooding in areas such as Beaumont and Houston, Texas and Lake Charles Louisiana seeing floodwaters up to 20 feet deep in some places.
Winona 1979
Winona 1979 SDTWFC Track
Witner $5.2 billion

53 deaths

A 5 foot storm surge in the Mobile Bay caused widespread destruction of coastal regions. High winds also severely damaged many of the wooden structures in the area used as temporary housing for families whose homes had been destroyed by past hurricanes, such as Omar, Layten, and Earl.


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Names Retired in the 1980's


Storm Name Year Image Replacement Damage (2018 USD)/Deaths Notes
Betsy 1980
Betsy 1980 SDTWFC Track
Bianca $6.3 billion

175 deaths

Caused a 12 foot storm surge in the

Reserva de la Biosfera Sian Ka'an in Quintana Roo. Playa del Carmen and Cozumel also received serious damage from winds and storm surge.

Izzy 1980
Izzy 1980 SDTWFC Track
Ishmael $11.2 billion

58 deaths

Wind caused almost all of Fort Myers, Miami, and For Lauderdale to lose power due to the storm's size. A severe storm surge of 7 feet from Fort Myers to Miami was also observed, though the damage was limited due to good infrastructure following years of major hurricanes such as Stella.
Laura 1980
Laura 1980 SDTWFC Track
Lorraine $2.6 billion

598 deaths

Caused severe flooding in Haiti, leading to the high death toll. Water reached 25 feet deep in some places.
Fletcher 1981
Fletcher 1981 SDTWFC Track
Falcon $2.6 billion

47 deaths

Heavy wind damage and mudslides occurred on Barbados and Saint Lucia, as well as St. VIncent. Storm surge destroyed coastal areas in Santo Domingo.
Jacob 1981
Jacob 1981 SDTWFC Track
Jenny $8.4 billion

36 deaths

An 8ft storm surge struck Fort Pierce, sweeping away coastal homes and washing out other buildings. 400,000 people lost power in Central Florida, and Lake Okeechobee burst its banks. Some flooding was also reported in southern Mississippi and Louisiana, and a tornado outbreak struck Arkansas and eastern Texas.
Robert 1981
Robert 1981 SDTWFC Track
Ruby $3.3 billion

52 deaths

The Cayman Islands recorded 20 hours of major hurricanes force winds, and a 15 foot storm surge hit southern Cuba and the Cayman Islands. 95% of buildings in the Cayman Islands were damaged or destroyed, and the whole nation lost power for over a week.
David 1982
David 1982 SDTWFC Track
Darren $100.3 billion

77 deaths

Only the second storm name to be retired that didn't reach hurricane strength. Over 55 inches of rain fell in the Houston metro area, resulting in catastrophic flooding. Dozens of bayous reached record height, destroying over 20,000 homes, 10,000 businesses, and 170,000 cars.
Felix 1982
Felix 1982 SDTWFC Track
Faith $4.5 billion

198 deaths

Strong winds devastated agriculture in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. In Port Au Prince, Haiti, strong winds and heavy rains led to widespread destruction of many slum neighborhoods. However, many people got a warning due to an advanced warning and evacuation system put in place in the aftermath of past devastating hurricanes, such as Grayson.
Carol 1984
Carol 1984 SDTWFC Track
Charlotte $350 million

222 deaths

Flash flooding and landslides caused widespread destruction in mountainous areas of Honduras.
Nancy 1984
Nancy 1984 SDTWFC Track
Natalia $12.3 billion

285 deaths

An 8 foot storm surge submerged all of Ocean City, Maryland, destroying 90% of the buildings in the city and washing away the world famous pier. The only buildings left were beachfront condominiums over 7 stories high. After the passage of Nancy, the damage was so bad, Ocean City became a ghost town. Severe thunderstorms, heavy rains, and multiple weak tornadoes touched down in Virginia and Maryland, with an EF1 even touching down in Washington D.C. The storms caused over 600 flights in and out of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport, and Baltimore-Washington International Airport to be cancelled. DCA was closed for 3 days as the Potomac River overflowed and damaged multiple airplane hangers, terminals, and the runways.
Parker 1984
Parker 1984 SDTWFC Track
Percy $450 million

24 deaths

Prolonged tropical storm force winds, high winds, and large surf battered multiple small island nations in the northern Lesser Antilles, causing widespread damage. Sint Eustatius was particularly hard hit, with almost every building on the island being damage. Retirement was requested by the Dutch representative.
Eric 1987
Eric 1987 SDTWFC Sim
Edmund $950 million

18 deaths

Eric struck the Cape Cod peninsula of Massachusetts as a category 2, causing fierce winds and a 6 foot storm surge, which was aggravated by 30 foot waves. Almost every building on Nantucket was damaged to some degree, with many buildings being completely destroyed. Eric then hit the Maine/New Brunswick border as a category 1, causing widespread wind damage, cutting power to 220,000.
Malcolm 1987
Malcolm 1987 SDTWFC Sim
Mason $1.4 billion

506 deaths

As a depression, Malcolm meandered over Honduras and Nicaragua, dropping torrential rain. This resulted in severe flooding and mudslides, which caused most of the storms' damage and deaths. However, Malcolm struck Jamaica as a 110mph category 2, causing extensive damage to buildings, and destroying 20% of the island's sugar cane crop.
Ian 1988
Ian 1988 SDTWFC Sim
Illias $9.7 billion

224 deaths

Ian caused catastrophic damage as it hit Kingston, Jamaica as a category 5. 160 mph winds and an 8-foot storm surge struck the island, causing significant damage in places hard hit by Malcolm a year prior. A $1.5 billion dollar cruise ship parked in Kingston was smashed into rocks and sunk. In the Cayman Islands, a 7 foot storm surge and 165 mph winds struck the island, causing total damage to areas still recovering from Robert in 1981. 80% of the buildings in the country destroyed. The number would likely be higher if building codes hadn't been put into effect after Robert. Significant damage also occurred in western Cuba.
Miranda 1988
Miranda 1988 SDTWFC Sim
Myleak $22.97 billion

7,506 deaths

After becoming the first known storm to strike Guyana, Miranda moved slowly over Venezuela, causing torrential rains and devastating floods and landslides. In the country, over 6,500 were killed. After reaching category 5 intensity, Miranda struck Nicaragua, causing extreme damage. Buildings and trees were blown away, and a 10 foot storm surge swept away coastal communities. The hurricane also spawned a very rare violent tornado in its outer bands, which struck Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica, causing mid-range F4 damage, and destroyed multiple airplanes, including a British Airways 747. That tornado alone caused $1.9 billion in damages.
Joseph 1989
Joseph 1989 SDTWFC Sim
James $121.5 billion

7,826 deaths

Devastated Guadeloupe and Dominica as a category 5, causing $1.8 billion between the two islands. Wind and storm surge inflicted damage in arts of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, while some wind damage was reported in Haiti. Moderate damage was reported in Cuba and the Turks and Caicos. Joseph rapidly grew in strength and size over the Bahamas, causing extreme devastation across the Bahamas. In Nassau, 70% of buildings were severely damaged, and 95% of buildings sustained some kind of damage. On Florida's East Coast, massive storm surge combined with 50 foot waves devastated coastal areas, including parts of Miami, Cape Canaveral, and Jacksonville. Joseph made landfall near Savannah Georgia as a low-end category 6 with 190 mph winds, making Joseph the first Atlantic hurricane to make landfall as a category 6. Despite striking Georgia, major hurricane winds were seen from northern Florida to Charleston, South Carolina. A massive storm surge inundated Savannah, leading to almost the whole city to be destroyed. The death toll was relatively low due to the evacuations of over 6 million people.
Nestor 1989
Nestor 1989 SDTWFC Sim
North $760 million

209 deaths

Nestor caused widespread flooding across Hispaniola, despite its weak intensity and small size. Some places in southern Haiti saw flood waters rise to over 23 feet and stayed at the level for 3-5 days, as Nestor continued to move around the Caribbean erratically.