Hurricane Camille 1969 This effective, life-threatening, and destructive hurricane formed simply western of this Cayman isles on August 14. It quickly intensified and also by the full time it reached western Cuba the overnight it ended up being a Category 3 hurricane. Camille monitored north-northwestward throughout the gulf coast of florida and became a Category 5 hurricane on August 16. The hurricane maintained this strength until it made landfall over the Mississippi coastline later from the 17th. Camille weakened to a tropical despair it turned eastward across West Virginia and Virginia as it crossed Mississippi into western Tennessee and Kentucky, then. The cyclone relocated to the Atlantic on August 20 and regained storm that is tropical before becoming extratropical regarding the 22nd.

A minimal force of 26.84 ins had been reported in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, helping to make Camille the next many intense hurricane of record going to the usa. The actual optimum suffered winds will not be understood, because the hurricane destroyed all of the wind-recording instruments when you look at the landfall area. The estimates in the coastline are near 200 miles per hour. Columbia, Mississippi, positioned 75 kilometers inland, reported 120 mph sustained winds. A storm tide of 24.6 ft happened at Pass Christian, Mississippi. The heaviest rains over the Gulf Coast had been about 10 ins. But, as Camille passed within the Virginias, a burst was produced by it of 12 to 20 inches rains with regional totals all the way to 31 ins. Continue reading