Posted by: Chris Kretz | August 17, 2009

In the World: Hurricane Camille

Sunday, August 17, 1969

…CAMILLE …EXTREMELY DANGEROUS…CENTER NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER…BEARING DOWN ON THE MISSISSIPPI ALABAMA COAST…

HURRICANE WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FROM NEW ORLEANS AND GRAND ISLE LOUISIANA EASTWARD ACROSS THE MISSISSIPPI…ALABAMA…AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA COAST TO APALACHICOLA. GALE WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FROM MORGAN CITY TO GRAND ISLE. PREPARATIONS AGAINST THIS EXTREMELY  DANGEROUS HURRICANE SHOULD BE COMPLETED BEFORE DARK.

National Hurricane Center Advisory No. 17 5PM CDT
The Hurricane Camille Preliminary Report
September, 1969

Hurricane Camille hit land as a category 5 storm. It veered northwest and, after passing over Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virgina and Virginia headed back out to sea. According to the National Weather Service, Camille is the second deadliest hurricane in U.S. history and one of  only three category 5 storms to make landfall.

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