The most destructive hurricanes of the last 50 years

Published: Monday, Oct. 29 2012 3:25 p.m. MDT

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Peak category: 5

Damage: $1.42 billion

Deaths: 259 deaths, including three in Cuba

Strongest winds: 200 MPH

Highest surge height: 24.6 feet at Pass Christian, Mississippi

Highest rain fall: 31 inches

Highest MB pressure: Unknown

Tornadoes produced: Unknown

Hurricane Camille kept intensifying as it moved from the Cayman Islands to the Gulf of Mexico turning to a category 5. It continued on to Mississippi and cut to Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia.
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