The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Hurricane Committee has retired Ida from the rotating lists of names because of the death and destruction it caused in the USA in Aug/Sept 2021.

Imani will instead be used in the lists of names, which are overseen by the WMO to help in the communication of storm warnings and to alert people about potentially life-threatening risks.

The names are repeated every six years unless a storm is so deadly that its name is retired – as in the case of Ida.

In total, 94 names have now been retired from the Atlantic basin list since 1953, when storms began to be named under the current system.

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