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Four Hurricane Names Left

Tuesday, September 20 2005

So meteorologists are worried that they’ll run out of names for hurricanes this season, at which point they’ll start calling them Greek names like Alpha, Beta, etc.

I propose that scientists and media drop the stupidity of calling them by name, and just give them big numbers. Like Hurricane E764. Quit calling them names like Andrew or Katrina or anything else that the human beings bearing those names will have for the rest of their lives, conjuring up the images of death and destruction and loss whenever someone hears their name. Especially don’t call them less common names like Katrina or Rita.