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Main Title Category 5 : the story of Camille, lessons unlearned from America's most violent hurricane /
Author Zebrowski, Ernest.
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Howard, Judith A.,
Publisher University of Michigan Press,
Year Published 2005
OCLC Number 62090734
ISBN 0472115251 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780472115259 (cloth : alk. paper); 0472032402 (paper); 9780472032402 (paper)
Subjects Hurricane Camille, 1969. ; Gulf Coast (Miss.)--History--20th century. ; Hurricanes--North Atlantic Ocean. ; Cyclones--Tropics. ; Cyclones. ; Hurricanes. ; Mississippi--Gulf Coast. ; North Atlantic Ocean. ; Tropics.
Additional Subjects Hurricane Camille (1969)
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Publisher description http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0643/2005028583-d.html
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ELBM  QC945.Z43 2005 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/04/2014
Collation ix, 276 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-269) and index.
Contents Notes
Grim news -- Of love and life -- Bayou country -- The Birdsfoot peninsula -- Storm warnings -- On the coast -- Exodus -- Troubled waters -- Angry seas -- Dawn -- Rubble -- Deluge -- A country divided -- Reconnecting -- Outsiders -- A knotty legacy -- Epilogue. Camille's nearly 200 mile per hour winds and 28-foot storm surge swept away thousands of homes and businesses along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Mississippi. Twenty-four ocean-going ships sank or were beached; six offshore drilling platforms collapsed; 198 people drowned. Two days later, Camille dropped 108 billion tons of moisture drawn from the Gulf onto the rural communities of Nelson County, Virginia---nearly three feet of rain in 24 hours. Mountainsides were washed away; quiet brooks became raging torrents; homes and whole communities were simply washed off the face of the earth. In this gripping account Ernest Zebrowski and Judith Howard tell the heroic story of America's forgotten rural underclass coping with immense adversity and inconceivable tragedy. Category 5 shows, through riveting stories of Camille's victims and survivors, the disproportionate impact of natural disasters on the nations' poorest communities. It is ultimately, a story of the lessons learned---and, in some cases, tragically unlearned---from that storm: hard lessons that were driven home once again in the awful wake of Hurricane Katrina.