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Hurricane Camille 1969. Lauren Scheibe Matt Smith. Path. Originated just west of the Cayman Islands on August 14. Hit Cuba as a Category 3 on August 15. On August 17 th it made land fall along the Mississippi Coast as a Category 5.

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Hurricane camille 1969

Hurricane Camille 1969

Lauren Scheibe

Matt Smith


Hurricane camille 1969

Path

  • Originated just west of the Cayman Islands on August 14.

  • Hit Cuba as a Category 3 on August 15.

  • On August 17th it made land fall along the Mississippi Coast as a Category 5.

  • Moved through Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia before moving to the Atlantic on August 20th.


Hurricane camille 1969

Path


Facts

Facts

  • Actual Maximum sustained winds is unknown because the hurricane destroyed all wind recording instruments.

  • Estimated wind speeds are at 200 mph along coast in Mississippi.


Facts1

Facts

  • Storm Surge of 24.6 ft occurred at Pass Christian, Mississippi.

  • Average Rain fall was at 10 inches

  • Heaviest Rain fall occurred in Virginia and dumped as much as 31 inches in a span of 5 hours causing flash flooding.


Facts2

Facts

  • There was 256 deaths in America caused by the combination of winds, surges, and rainfalls.

  • 143 of the deaths occurred along the Gulf Coast

  • 113 of the deaths occurred due to the flash flooding in Virginia

  • 3 deaths in Cuba


Facts3

Facts

  • Lowest Pressure: 905 mbars

  • Caused $1.421 billion dollars in damages

  • Equates to $9.14 billion dollars (2005)


Damage reports

Damage Reports


Sources

Sources

  • National Hurricane Service

    • http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/history.shtml#camille

  • Harrison County Library Center

    • http://www.harrison.lib.ms.us/library_services/camille_pics.htm


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