March 31, 2014 Leave a comment
There has been some new information and changes to the well-known Hurricane Camille of 1969. As many of you know, Hurricane Camille made landfall on the Mississippi Gulf Coast as a category 5, with winds of 190 mph. The winds were an estimate, as the surface wind measurements were destroyed in the powerful winds. . This makes Camille the strongest US hurricane landfall in recorded history. Not anymore…
NOAA has reassessed Hurricane Camille and found evidence to indicate Camille was actually weaker at landfall. While it was still a category 5 at landfall, winds were not 190mph, but winds were actually 175mph. This means Camille no longer holds the record to the strongest US hurricane landfall in recorded history. The new record has the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane, with winds of 185mph, as the most powerful hurricane at landfall in the US.
Even with the new stats of Hurricane Camille, it was still a horrific storm, that cost many lives on the night of August 17th of 1969…
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