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The Power Of A Hurricane


Richeliu Apartments before Hurricane Camille. Substantial appearing building chosen as site of hurricane party.
Location: Pass Christian, Mississippi

Richeliu Apartments after Hurricane Camille. 30 out 32 people having a "hurricane party" died here. Richeliu Apartments found to be poorly constructed. Probably wouldn't have mattered how good the construction. 20 to 25 feet of storm surge devastated all in its path here.

The aftermath of Hurricane Camille. Large ships were no match for Camille.

Location: Gulfport, Mississippi
Photo Date: August 17, 1969


The aftermath of Hurricane Camille.

Location: Gulfport, Mississippi
Photo Date: August 17, 1969




Ben Sawyer Bridge to Sullivans Island after passage of Hurricane Hugo.

Photo Date: Late September, 1989
Photographer: National Hurricane Center


Channel on left was location of fishing vessels before being deposited on land. Hurricane Hugo.

Location: McClellanville, South Carolina
Photo Date: Late September, 1989
Photographer: National Hurricane Center


Homes at Folly Beach, South Carolina, before Hurricane Hugo.

Photo Date: Late September, 1989
Photographer: National Hurricane Center


The same homes at Folly Beach, South Carolina, after Hurricane Hugo.

Photo Date: Late September, 1989
Photographer: National Hurricane Center




The Galveston Hurricane - Damage caused by the hurricane and storm surge. This was the greatest natural disaster in terms of loss of life in U.S. history. 6,000 to 8,000 individuals died in this hurricane.

Location: Galveston, Texas
Photo Date: September 8, 1900


Storm surge from Hurricane Carol lashes Rhode Island Yacht Club.

Location: Rhode Island
Photo Date: 1969
Photographer: Providence Journal Co.


All homes in this area destroyed by Hurricane Donna.

Location: Islamorada Key, Florida
Photo Date: September 15, 1960
Photographer: American Red Cross


Remains of a house built on a concrete slab. Home destroyed by Hurricane Eloise, a Category 3 storm.

Location: Florida Panhandle
Photo Date: Late September, 1975

Images from NOAA

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