Igor retired from hurricane list. Is that a good thing?

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I don’t understand the naming structure for hurricanes. My question is…WHY name them?

The recent tsunami in Japan, that rumbled across the Pacific didn’t have a name, did it? Why do hurricanes?

I live on the west coast of Canada, and we get some great storms coming our way. Should we name them?No! Of course not…

What about the poor people who have the same name as a famous hurricane? When people are introduced to a Katrina, the conversation will inevitably head to New Orleans. Fair? No.

Come up with a new identifying system for hurricanes. OK? The existing naming system is stupid.

All the Igor‘s of the world can breathe a sigh of relief though that they won’t be used to describe any future disasters…

Igor retired from hurricane list – World – CBC News.


2 Replies to “Igor retired from hurricane list. Is that a good thing?”

  1. What sort of names would you suggest for hurricanes? For me I think uhm…naming them based on where they originate and where they usually go would be good? Then again I don’t really know much about hurricanes either!

    (Oh look a nice short comment unlike the ramble I left in your other post! 😉 )

    1. Maybe ‘the hurricane of Aug 2011’, or make it numerical if there are so many. Hurricane 101,102,103. How about a combination of both hurricane 101 in Aug 2011? Sounds stupid. lol.

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