Tropical Storm Isaac

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The name Isaac is one of the original names assigned by the World Meteorological Organization to its set of six rotating sets of names for tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean which were first used in 1979. As of 2012 it has yet to be retired and has been used for four storms in the Atlantic Ocean. The name was not used in 1982 and 1994.

  • Tropical Storm Isaac (1988) – short-lived storm that had tropical characteristics for only 18 hours, never threatened land.
  • Hurricane Isaac (2000) – reached Category 4 strength, but stayed mostly in the open sea. It caused waves that capsized a boat near Long Island, drowning one person.
  • Hurricane Isaac (2006) – Category 1, passed well east of Bermuda, became extratropical near Newfoundland.
  • Hurricane Isaac (2012) – a destructive Category 1 hurricane, that hit Louisiana causing over $2 billion in damages.

The name Isaac has also been used for one tropical cyclone in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.