Saturday, August 17, 2013

Aug 17 (1969) Hurricane Camille reaches landfall: "Like any lady, she's perfectly capable of changing her mind"

Hurricane Camille, the third most powerful hurricane of the 20th century, reached landfall. It was also the first Category 5 hurricane to be given a name. Camille killed 259 people and caused $1.42 billion in damages, in 1969 dollars ($8.89 billion today).

Listen here to Bela Fleck and Flecktones perform their song entitled Hurricane Camille.

View a video of the devastation in the short film entitled "A Lady Called Camille" (or at this link):

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Flannery O'Connor

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