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(Florida Today) - Officials have removed Irene from the list of storm names after the August 2011 hurricane of the same name caused widespread damage and more than 45 deaths.

The World Meteorological Organization removed the name from the list, which reuses names every six years, replacing it with Irma. Irene is the 76th name to be retired from the Atlantic list since 1954.

Hurricane Irene caused extensive flooding in the United States and caused an estimated $15.8 billion damage.

2012 storm names

Alberto

Beryl

Chris

Debby

Ernesto

Florence

Gordon

Helene

Isaac

Joyce

Kirk

Leslie

Michael

Nadine

Oscar

Patty

Rafael

Sandy

Tony

Valerie

William

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