Isis, Odile Removed from Northeast Pacific Tropical Cyclone List
Posted: 9:18 AM EDT on April 20, 2015
The Northeast Pacific list of hurricane names got a shake-up on Friday, when the U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) voted to remove the name "Isis" because of its potential confusion with the Islamic militant group, the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS). In addition, the name "Odile" was retired for the death and destruction Hurricane Odile caused in Baja, Mexico in September 2014.
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