DISCUSSION: As we look back to August 14, 1969, we arrive at the historic landfall of Hurricane Camille. Hurricane Camille is predominantly remembered as being a powerful, deadly, and destructive hurricane which formed just west of the Cayman Islands on this day. During the course of its lifetime, it went from being a tropical cyclone which rapidly intensified to a tropical cyclone which rapidly weakened upon making its second landfall along the central U.S. Gulf Coast region. Upon forming in the Western Caribbean, it quickly gained strength and by the time it reached western Cuba (as reflected by the Hurricane Camille track graphic above), it had already achieved Category 3 hurricane status. And as many people who experienced this storm can remember, the rest of the way in which this tropical cyclone's life-cycle unfolded was history.
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