Originally Posted by mad_machine
we keep having monster storms like this.. we are going to need a cat 6
We have been having storms like this for hundreds of years. Early Spanish records show a hurricane with the same intensity as Katrina, striking the Mississippi gulf Coast in 1792. The reports of the damage it caused, and how far inland the storm surge went, are remarkably similiar to what Katrina did. It took 40 years for the area to come back after that hurricane. A Spanish investigator who arrived in 1793 found all of the Spanish ships aground inland, and nobody around.
Hurricane Camille hit Mississippi in 1969 amd broke the equipment at Keesler Air Force Base (home of the Hurricane Hunters) in Biloxi, MS when her winds reached somewhere around 205 to 210 mph. So we'll really never know just how high her winds were.
How many people here remember that one?
We just know about them now.