Hurricane Camille 43rd Anniversary


Hurricane Camille Law Enforcement Monument Biloxi, Miss. Erected c. 1970 photo by author

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 43 years since Hurricane Camille. Follow this link to the Camille 30th Anniversary study compiled by the University of Colorado Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (that’s a mouthful). The report has before and after photographs of some of the Gulf Coast’s historic landmarks lost to the storm.

Categories: Asides, Gulf Coast, Lost Mississippi

4 replies

  1. Hard to believe it’s been 43 years .

    The pictures at the link bring back so many memories.

    I remember eating at Baricev’s the Saturday before Camille.

    Before dinner (at the legendary Fiesta Club) , young Keesler Airmen were drinking beer and talking
    about the possibility of Vietnam assignments and “road tripping” to a music festival that was “happening”
    in the little town of Woodstock, New York.

    No one knew their world’s would be turned upside down within the week.


  2. I worked for Kemper Ins. at the time and worked claims more than 8 hours a day 6 days a week. What a memory.


    • My father was an insurance adjuster and told me of being on a church roof after a storm, with a steeple jack an a priest. He said that the steeple jack’s training would protect him and that god would protect the priest, he didn’t know what would save him so he was very happy to get down off that roof.


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