Wind and Surge Damage due to Hurricane Camille

by H. C. S. Thom, Sr. Res. Fellow; Environmental Data Service Natl. Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin., Silver Spring, MD,
R. D. Marshall, Struct. Res. Engr.; Bldg. Res. Div., Natl. Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, MD,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways, Harbors and Coastal Engineering Division, 1971, Vol. 97, Issue 2, Pg. 355-363

Document Type: Journal Paper

Discussion: Jackson Melvin W. (See full record)


The wind speeds in hurricane Camille are evaluated to provide a structural engineering interpretation. These are compared to published design winds for the area. Similar evaluation is made of the storm surge heights. A new method of probability analysis is applied to the historical surge data for Beloxi. Surveys of these storm and surge damage are considered with reference to actual wind speeds and design values in various parts of the storm area.

Subject Headings: Storm surges | Hurricanes and typhoons | Damage (structural) | Wind engineering | Wind speed | Probability | Geomatic surveys | Data analysis

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