ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Think you’re a weather buff who knows their stuff? See if you can correctly guess this WFXR Weather Trivia question!
Hurricane Camille impacted the U.S. in which year?
Camille was a devastating Category 5 hurricane. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) ranks Camille as the second-most intense hurricane to make landfall in the continental United States. The storm made landfall with estimated sustained winds of 175 mph and a minimum central pressure of 900 millibars.
Hurricane Camille is considered the most intense storm of the 1969 Atlantic hurricane season. The storm made landfall on Aug. 17, 1969, near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.
The deadly storm didn’t just impact the Mississippi coastline. Even in its weakened state, Camille produced between 25 to 35 inches of rainfall over Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains between Aug. 19 – 20. Some communities in Nelson County were underwater with more than 100 bridges washed away. The Nelson County Historical Society says 114 people died in the county and 37 remain missing.