The Weather Blog

August 16, 2009|By FRANK ROYLANCE | FRANK ROYLANCE,frank.roylance@baltsun.com

Forty years ago tomorrow Hurricane Camille crashed ashore in Mississippi with 190-mph winds. It was the second-most-intense storm to hit the mainland U.S. and the most destructive of the time. It flattened nearly everything near the coast. But most of the deaths occurred days later when flash floods hit Virginia, killing 153 people. Freshwater floods after hurricanes kill more people than wind and tides.

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