deadliest hurricane that ever hit the USA was hurricane Camille. The first
report on hurricane Camille was issued at about 1 P.M. on Thursday, August 14,
1969. Advisory No. 1 on hurricane Camille stated that, the National Hurricane
Center in Miami, Florida had sent a hurricane hunting plane, to the Caribbean,
which had flown right into the storm that was 480 miles south of Miami, Florida.
Hurricane Camille was born near the west coast of Africa, and before it was even
actually seen, its movement across the Atlantic Ocean had been tracked from
weather satellite pictures. When the hurricane hunters were in the hurricane it
grew dangerously stronger.
No. 2 was issued by the National
that same day. The advisory stated
that hurricane Camille was a threat to
also to the east and central sections of the
. Ships that were traveling in the areas might be
affected by Camille were urged to listen to radio broadcastings about the
development and the movement of the hurricane. All throughout the night several
advisories and bulletins were issued by the
three-hour intervals and were broadcasted immediately. When hurricane
Camille neared the
coast, reports were given more frequently. Many of them were based on facts
found out by the hurricane hunting planes and a few others were based on radar
it happened. About three days later hurricane Camille hit the eastern tip of
Hurricane Camille had destroyed 5,579 houses, left 12,491 with major damage, and
25,090 with minor damage. 726 business buildings were destroyed or had been
damaged badly. It killed 127 people, left over 500 people with injuries, and
drowned 155 people.
Andrew was a storm that hit August 24th-26th 1992. It hitFlorida with the most
devastating winds and power America has ever had blow
across its land. Hurricane Andrew caused a total of 23 deaths and caused $26.5
billion in damage. It was the costliest hurricane in the history of the USA.
Hurricane Charlie hit on an unlucky Friday the 13th.
August 13, 2005 to be exact. Charlie made landfall with winds of 145 miles per
hour. Wind gusts reached close to 185 mph at Punta Gordo Florida where the eye
of the storm came ashore. Charlie caused billions of dollars in damage and left
thousands of people homeless in Florida. It came in with Hurricanes Francis,
Ivan, and Jeanne. These are some famous hurricanes I know of. My Grammy had
quite a bit to say about this one "I remember the shingles popping off the
roof, and the wind blowing as loud as a train. I remember my grapefruit blowing
off the tree and over the hills, and I remember the trees blowing down and the
dark power-outages." is what she