HOUSTON – At KPRC 2, we’re dedicated to keeping Houstonians informed. As part of our Ask 2 series, the newsroom will answer your questions about all things Houston.
Question: Claudette hit us in July 2003. How can there be another hurricane with the same name?
Answer: The World Meteorological Organization decides which names will be retired based on amount of damage, number of fatalities and just how “memorable” the storm is. It’s a totally subjective decision. So not all storm names are retired. For instance, Imelda from 2019 remains on the list, as does Claudette!
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