Hurricane Camille arrived in
Virginia on the night of August 19, 1969, one of only three category five storms ever
to make landfall in the United States since record-keeping began. One of the worst
natural disasters in Virginia's history, the storm produced what meteorologists at
the time guessed might be the most rainfall "theoretically possible." As it swept
through Virginia overnight, it seemed to catch authorities by surprise. Communication
networks we. . .
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