Hurricane Camille 1969 This effective, life-threatening, and hurricane that is destructive simply western of this Cayman isles on August 14. It quickly intensified and also by enough time it reached western Cuba the following day it 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 regarding the seventeenth. Camille weakened up 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 storm that is tropical before becoming extratropical in the 22nd.
A minimal force of 26.84 ins had been reported in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, helping to make Camille the next most intense hurricane of record going to the usa. The actual optimum sustained winds won’t ever be known, because the hurricane destroyed all of the wind-recording instruments when you look at the landfall area. The estimates in the shore 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 across the Gulf Coast had been about 10 ins. But, as Camille passed within the Virginias, it produced a rush of 12 to 20 inches rains with neighborhood totals as high as 31 ins. Nearly all of this rainfall took place three to five hours and triggered catastrophic flash flooding.