Ingrid, Manuel Retired From Hurricane Name Lists

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) —Two names  will no longer be used for tropical storms or hurricanes in the Atlantic or the northeast Pacific.

Ingrid and Manuel were retired from the name lists.

The World Meteorological Organization says both names are being retired because of the death and destruction both storms caused in Mexico last year.

Storm names are recycled every six years unless they are retired to avoid confusion if a hurricane causes significant damage or deaths. In 2019, Ingrid will be replaced with Imelda on the list of Atlantic storm names, and Manuel will be replaced by Mario in the eastern Pacific.

Ingrid made landfall in September in northeastern Mexico. That same week, Manuel hit Mexico’s Pacific coast.

According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, the two storms’ heavy rains caused at least 125 deaths in Mexico.

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