MS button

Comments

Thank you for your support!

P. O. Box 827
Port Gibson
MS 39150
   USA

601-437-3438

email note01
Hurricanes

Hurricane season begins on June 1 and ends on November 30. There are 5 categories of strength of a hurricane. Mississippi has been hit by two the most deadly storms of both the 20th and 21st Century. Hurricane Camille on August 17 , 1969  and Hurricane Katrina on August 29 , 2005

Hurricane Preparedness Information

Saffir - Simpson Hurricane Scale

Categories :
 One [1 ] 74 - 95 mph winds and storm surges of  4-5 feet 
Two [ 2 ] 96 - 110 mph winds and storm surges of 6- 8 feet
Three [ 3 ] 111 - 130 mph  winds and storm surges of 9-12 feet
Four [ 4 ] 131 - 155 mph winds and storm surges of 13 - 18 feet
Five [ 5 ] winds greater than 155 mph and storm surges of 18 feet or more above normal
Note: A storm surge is an abnormal rise in sea level produced by a hurricane.

Hurricane Camille

Category 5

August 17 , 1969

200 mph sustained winds

storm surges 24 -30 feet

camille eye
MS katrina 011 w

Katrina August 2005

katrina 004

Hurricane Katrina

Category 3

August 29 , 2005

120 mph sustained winds

storm surges 28 - 40 feet

Katrina eye 021

Katrina - eye of storm

cam750014ms02

Camille August 1969

Hurricane Facts

Be Prepared

Camille Photos

Katrina Photos

back 00053
[Positively Mississippi] [About Site] [Corporate Sponsors] [Facts] [Celebrities] [Picturesque Historic Churches] [Hurricane Katrina Information] [Picturesque Mississippi] [Directory & Index] [Recommended Links] [Windsor Ruins] [Hurricanes] [Katrina] [Tips] [Industry] [Festivals] [Catfish] [Collina] [Sports]