Irene, good night

Irene, blamed for 49 deaths and historic flooding, has entered he hurricane hall of fame.

The National Hurricane Center announced today that it was retiring the name "Irene," a distinction reserved only for elite tropical storms -- the likes of Andrew, Hugo, and Katrina.

Tropical-storm names are recycled every six years, unless the hurricane center decides to retire them.

Here is a complete list of retired storms and more on the name game.