1972 Atlantic hurricane season

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The 1972 Atlantic hurricane season was an ongoing event in the annual cycle of tropical cyclone formation. It officially started June 1, 1972, and lasted until November 30, 1972.

Although a very inactive season (less than half the number of storms of a normal year), 1972 brought one of the deadliest and most expensive hurricanes to strike the United States, Hurricane Agnes. Agnes was a weak but large storm that made landfall at the Florida panhandle and then followed the east coast northward. It killed 122 and caused $3.1 billion (1972 dollars) in damage, most due to flooding in Pennsylvania and New York.

1972 Hurricane names

The following names were used for named storms (tropical storms and hurricanes) that formed in the North Atlantic in 1972.

  • Agnes
  • Betty
  • Carrie
  • Dawn
  • Edna (unused)
  • Felice (unused)
  • Gerda (unused)
  • Harriet (unused)
  • Ilene (unused)
  • Jane (unused)
  • Kara (unused)
  • Lucile (unused)
  • Mae (unused)
  • Nadine (unused)
  • Odette (unused)
  • Polly (unused)
  • Rita (unused)
  • Sarah (unused)
  • Tina (unused)
  • Velma (unused)
  • Wendy (unused)

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