August 17, 1969
What is a hurricane?
Hurricanes form when a low pressure system is fed warm water and increases in size until it it is a full blown hurricane. Hurricanes maintain strength from warm water. Hurricanes lose strength once they make landfall because of the lack of warm water. Hurricane season is from June 1- November 31. This is because most hurricanes form in the fall. Hurricanes form off the coast of Africa and are in the Atlantic. Typhoons are Eastern Pacific. In the image to the right there is a satellite image of hurricane Camille. Hurricane Camille entered Mississippi August 17, 1969 and stayed in the U.S. for 3 days. It exited on August 20, 1969 through Virginia.
Hurricanes are big powerful storms that can take out whole cities at a time. If you hear about a hurricane take good precautions and you will stay safe and healthy.