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When was the last time we had a hurricane named Bertha?

Posted July 8, 2008 10:16 a.m. EDT

MIKE MOSS SAYS:       Jane,    We had a Hurricane Bertha that made landfall in southeastern North Carolina in July 1996. In addition, the name was used for a 1984 tropical storm, a 1990 hurricane, a 2002 tropical storm and the recent 2008 hurricane. Unless an Atlantic storm name is retired due to an especially great degree of damage or loss of life, it is reused every sixth year.