aspen wrote:I’m very surprised Isaias and Sally are staying. Fun times tracking the next Isaias in 2026.
NXStumpy_Robothing wrote:Well, I'm a bit surprised by what stayed, but certainly not by what went name-wise. Should be interesting to see what sort of auxiliary list they put together, though it doesn't necessarily solve the issue of starting with one letter, allowing for I names to be drained out of the pool.
Regardless, with this decision, Sally at $7.3 billion, Imelda at $5.0 billion, Isaias at $4.8 billion, Zeta at $3.6 billion, and Delta at $3.0 billion become the costliest, second-costliest, third-costliest, fifth-costliest, and seventh-costliest storms to not be retired.
Billion dollar storms are the norm now. There is no way Isaias or Imelda would (or should) be retired anyways. Given how much urban density has built along the coast, storms that cost $10B+ should probably be the barometer (no pun intended
) if you're just factoring insured losses. Otherwise, are we just going to retire every landfalling hurricane going forward?
I'm in the minority here, but I loved the Greek alphabet and I will miss it.