Satellite image of Hurricane Floyd. It was a very powerful Cape Verde-type hurricane which struck the east coast of the United States. It was the sixth named storm, fourth hurricane, and third major hurricane in the 1999 Atlantic hurricane season.
Notorious Retired Hurricane Names. Never to be used again. Credit: Hurricane Floyd Courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, J. Jordan When a hurricane hits and causes substantial damage and loss of life, its name becomes retired from the rotating list of hurricane names, out of respect to those affected.