How Tropical Storms get their Names

Author: Paul | Subject: Tropical storms

How Tropical Storms get their Names image
Article excerpt: Why would you call a hurricane Andrew or Katrina? Does in not seem a little asinine to personalise the meteorological monsters that deliver such devastation and misery to the population in many areas of the world? Perhaps it is reasonable to feel that hurricanes should remain impersonal and, because of the inhuman destruction they leave in their wake, be described simply by numbers or codes. Yet in fact there is some sound reasoning behind the naming of hurricanes, as will be revealed in this short history into the naming of hurricanes.