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Hurricane Michael damage A damaged motel stands surrounded by debris after Hurricane Michael hit in Mexico Beach, Florida, on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. The storm made landfall Wednesday in the Florida Panhandle, where most of the damage occurred. The storm brought winds of 155 miles (249 kilometers) per hour, the fourth-strongest hurricane ever to reach the U.S. mainland. (Photo: Zack Wittman/Bloomberg)

Hurricanes Florence and Michael will never ravage the Americas again.

The two names have been stricken from the official list of Atlantic storms after killing nearly 100 people in the U.S. South last year, the National Hurricane Center said in a statement. The World Meteorological Organization regularly retires name of the deadliest storms, banishing a total of 88 since 1953.

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