Hurricane Sandy Retired From Tropical Storm Name List

NOAA officials replace Sandy with Sara

Thursday, Apr 11, 2013  |  Updated 1:29 PM EDT
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This NOAA satellite image taken at 3:45 on October 25th, 2012 shows Hurricane Sandy as it approaches Florida. Sandy is the 18th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season and continues to move north into the United States.

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Sandy is being retired from the list of tropical storm names because of the catastrophic damage its massive size and strength caused along the East Coast last year.
 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials say the name Sara will take its place. Sandy was retired Thursday from the official list of Atlantic Basin tropical storm names by the World Meteorological Organization's hurricane committee.

Storm names are recycled every six years unless they're retired because of extreme damage or a considerable number of casualties.
 
Sandy is the 77th storm name taken off the list since 1954. The National Hurricane Center has attributed 72 deaths from Maryland to New Hampshire directly to Sandy, though some estimates were higher. It wiped out entire neighborhoods and was one of the country's costliest natural disasters.

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