Who Names Hurricanes?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 1, 2020 11:10:09 PM ET
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The World Meteorological Organization names hurricanes. A six-year rotation of male and female names is used for hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean, although if one storm causes so much damage or loss of life that using it again would be traumatic, the organization replaces it, according to NOAA.

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