NOAA retires 'Sandy' from storm names

NOAA replacing 'Sandy' with 'Sara' in 2018

Published On: Apr 15 2013 03:18:06 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 11 2013 10:33:34 PM EDT

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration retired "Sandy" from its official list of Atlantic Basin tropical cyclones names.

Sandy is the 77th named retired from the Atlantic list since 1954. Others include Irene, Ike, Katrina, Wilma, and Andrew.

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Best known as Superstorm Sandy, the cyclone made landfall in Jamaica, Cuba, then hit the mid-Atlantic shoreline.

Sandy caused about $50 billion in damage in the U.S., making it the second-costliest cyclone since Katrina hit the U.S. in 2005.

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A man smokes a cigarette while watching flood waters caused by Hurricane Sandy from his driveway on Oct. 30, 2012 in New York City. Andrew Burton/Getty Images

NOAA will replace "Sandy" with "Sara" beginning in 2018.

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