Harvey and Irma are making news.
No, not just the hurricanes that have wreaked havoc in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean regions.
A couple in Spokane, Wash., who have shared 75 years of marriage have something in common with the storms. The Schluters told The New York Times they’ve never seen hurricanes bearing their first names.
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“I don’t know how they’ve done that, to have a Harvey and Irma,” Irma Schluter, 93, told the newspaper. “I don’t know how that worked out.”
Irma and Harvey, 102, wed in 1942. To be married for more than seven decades must be difficult, right?
“It’s not hard,” Irma told The Spokesman-Review of Spokane in March. “Not at all.”
As for the hurricanes, The Times reports the names are on a six-year rotation through the World Meteorological Organization – unless the storms are major.
Considering the impact both Irma and Harvey have had so far, it’s likely the names – appearing together for the first time – will be retired.