Hurricane Camille 1969 This effective, life-threatening, and hurricane that is destructive simply west of this Cayman isles on August 14. It quickly intensified and also by enough time it reached western Cuba the day that is next had been 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 in the seventeenth. 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 in to the Atlantic on August 20 and regained tropical storm energy before becoming extratropical regarding the 22nd.
A pressure that is minimum of ins had been reported in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, making Camille the next many intense hurricane of record hitting the usa. The actual optimum suffered winds will not be understood, because the hurricane destroyed all of the wind-recording instruments within the landfall area. The estimates during 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 took place at Pass Christian, Mississippi. The heaviest rains over the Gulf Coast had been about 10 ins. Nonetheless, as Camille passed on the Virginias, a burst was produced by it of 12 to 20 inches rains with neighborhood totals as high as 31 ins. Nearly all of this rainfall took place less than six hours and triggered flash flooding that is catastrophic.