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Hurricane Camille

Hurricane Camille was a Category 5 hurricane that struck the United States at peak intensity near the mouth of the Mississippi River on the night of August 17 during the 1969 Atlantic hurricane season, causing catastrophic damage.

Camille was the only hurricane with winds at 190 mph until Allen in 1980.

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