Ten Stories Sliding On Graphite


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Title: Ten Stories Sliding On Graphite

Author(s): William D. Palmer

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 8

Issue: 2

Appears on pages(s): 31-34


Date: 2/1/1986

Hurrican Camille loitered over the Gulf of Mexico for nearly two days, gaining in intensity and hesitantly moving in one direction then the other. When the hurricane finally decided to move north, in late August of 1969, it had become the most powerful storm ever to strike the U. S. mainland. Coming inland just south of New Orleans, onto the Mississippi Gulf, Camille's 210 mph (340 kph) winds brought 25 ft (7.6 m) waves and generated more than 100 tornadoes around her deadly eye. The cost in lives and property was awesome: more than 400 dead and $1 billion in damage.