WMO to retire three new hurricane names

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SWITZERLAND -- The World Meteorological Organization announced Tuesday morning it was retiring three new hurricane names from its list of usable names. 

After being used for the last time in 2015, Erika and Joaquin will no longer be used in the Atlantic basin, while Patricia was crossed off the list in the East Pacific. In a tweet sent out by the organization, they announced the names would be replaced with Elsa, Julian and Pamela, respectively.

The organization retires the names of storms that were deemed to be destructive. 

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