The eye of major Hurricane Dorian approaching Abaco Island, Bahamas, on September 1, 2019, as seen by NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite. A hurricane doesn’t necessarily need to be a Category 3, 4 or 5 to be retired. Hurricane Dorian has obliterated parts of the northwestern Bahamas. Why isn’t Dorian retired yet? The name Dorian will never again be used in the Atlantic tropical cyclones list. This is the one and only hurricane Dorian; storm name may be retired. An estimated 50 people died and another 2,500 are listed as missing in the Bahamas. A woman takes a picture as the effects of Hurricane Dorian begin to be felt on September 2, 2019 in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Allison, 2001. Alicia, 1983. Why isn’t Dorian retired yet? Hurricane Dorian flattened nearly half the structures on Green Turtle Cay in the Bahamas and littered the streets with what used to be homes and businesses.

(NOAA) This is as much of a no doubter as they come to be retired. At a Glance Tropical cyclones that are very destructive and/or deadly can be retired from future name lists. Below is an alphabetical list of retired Atlantic hurricane names followed by the year the name was retired: Agnes, 1972. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Allen, 1980. The extent of Hurricane Dorian is still not known. Retired hurricane names. The devastation there will likely lead to the name Dorian being retired. If Dorian is to be retired, WHO would replace it … The name is retired if a storm leaves major damage or deaths to avoid future confusion among the public. Hurricane Irma — one of the strongest hurricanes on record in the Atlantic Ocean — lasted a total of 13 days, according to the National Hurricane Center. Dorian joins a list of 90 names dating back to 1954, and is the first for 2019 to be retired. A woman takes a picture as the effects of Hurricane Dorian begin to be felt on September 2, 2019 in Cocoa Beach, Florida.