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1969: Hurricane Camille was a Category 5 killer storm

Hurricane Camille struck 43 years ago tonight [Aug 17, 1969] and was the 1st Category 5 hurricane to be given a human name.   via The New Haven Register - Serving New Haven, Connecticut

Hurricane Camille struck 43 years ago tonight [Aug and was the Category 5 hurricane to be given a human name. via The New Haven Register - Serving New Haven, Connecticut

45 photos of Hurricane Camille 45 years later for #throwbackthursday | NOLA.com

45 photos of Hurricane Camille 45 years later for #throwbackthursday

S.S. Hurricane Camille tugboat - Gulfport Mississippi. Washed ashore by Hurricane Camille in 1969 and had a gift shop built next to it. But Katrina came and demolished the gift shop and man demoilished the S.S. Hurricane Camille in 2008. This and the Biloxi Light house were my favorite things to see and in the case of the boat, climb through. So sad.

Hurricane Camille on Mississippi Gulf Coast, This boat was left high and dry on the Mississippi shore for years---until it totally disappeared in Katrina.

Boat hits house during Hurricane Camille - 1969 http://ift.tt/2xNN71m

Boat hits house during Hurricane Camille - 1969 http://ift.tt/2xNN71m

Waveland Camille plaque - haunting that after Hurricane Katrina, the only thing left standing in Waveland, MS between the shore and the RR, was this plaque.  Read it!

Waveland Camille plaque - haunting that after Hurricane Katrina, the only thing left standing in Waveland, MS between the shore and the RR, was this plaque. Read it!

Hurricane Camille had the highest wind speed at landfall at an estimated 190 miles per hour when it struck the Mississippi coast as a category 5 storm in 1969.

Hurricane Camille had the highest wind speed at landfall at an estimated 190 miles per hour when it struck the Mississippi coast as a category 5 storm in 1969.

Hurricane Camille -CAT 5  1969

Early weather satellite imagery shows Hurricane Camille over the Gulf Of Mexico just as it is poised to hit the Gulf Coast,

Virginia - Oakland- Nelson County Museum of History is in a historic tavern with exhibits on Rural Electrification in Nelson County in the 1930s and Hurricane Camille and its devastation on Nelson County in 1969.

Virginia - Oakland- Nelson County Museum of History is in a historic tavern with exhibits on Rural Electrification in Nelson County in the 1930s and Hurricane Camille and its devastation on Nelson County in 1969.

Hurricane Camille was the third and strongest tropical cyclone and second hurricane during the 1969 hurricane season. Camille remains the only confirmed Atlantic hurricane in recorded history to make landfall with wind speeds at or above 190 mph. The actual windspeed of Hurricane Camille will never be known, however, as it destroyed all of the wind recording instruments upon making landfall. In total, Camille killed 259 people and caused $1.42 billion (1969 USD)  in damages.

Hurricane Camille was the third and strongest tropical cyclone and second hurricane during the 1969 hurricane season. Camille remains the only confirmed Atlantic hurricane in recorded history to make landfall with wind speeds at or above 190 mph. The actual windspeed of Hurricane Camille will never be known, however, as it destroyed all of the wind recording instruments upon making landfall. In total, Camille killed 259 people and caused $1.42 billion (1969 USD) in damages.

Gulfport, MS : SS Hurricane Camille gift shop. Washed up during what was believed to be as bad as it could get hurricane Camille. Gift shop was destroyed by Katrina but the tug is still there. Developers later bought the site and dismantled and removed the tug

Washed up during what was believed to be as bad as it could get hurricane Camille. Gift shop was destroyed by Katrina but the tug is still there.

45 photos of Hurricane Camille 45 years later for #throwbackthursday |       NOLA.com

45 photos of Hurricane Camille 45 years later for #throwbackthursday

45 photos of Hurricane Camille 45 years later for #throwbackthursday | NOLA.com

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