ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- We'll never hear storm names Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate again.

Good riddance.

The four names officially are retired from future use as using them again would be insensitive considering the death and destruction they brought in 2017.

Each year, the World Meteorological Organization’s Region IV Hurricane Committee is tasked with reviewing tropical systems and will strike names from ever being used if they're so costly or deadly. New names are added after others are retired, otherwise, names are reused every six years.

Harold, Idalia, Margot, and Nigel will appear on the 2023 list of storm names.

2017 retired storm names
Out with the old, in with the new: storm names Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate are retired given how costly and deadly they were in 2017.
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Eighty-six names have been retired from the Atlantic basin since 1954, when forecasters first began naming storms.

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