Remembering Camille


As we watch a couple of tropical systems developing in the Atlantic, the Mississippi coast today remembers what was once the hurricane that all other Gulf coast storms were measured by - Camille.

It made landfall near Waveland 51 years ago tonight as a Category Five hurricane with winds that were initially estimated at around 190 miles an hour but after further study years later were downgraded to 175 miles an hour.

It still ranks as the second-most intense storm to ever hit the continental U.S. Camille produced what at the time was a record storm surge in Pass Christian - a record broken 36 years later by Hurricane Katrina.

I was only 8 and a half at the time and I vividly remember the destruction caused by this storm. If you've never heard of Camille and have never seen what this storm did, please look at these stories ... especially the video from NBC 15 Chief Meterologity Alan Sealls--

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