BILOXI, MS (WLOX/AP) - Nearly half a century ago, Hurricane Camille made her way to South Mississippi, and to many, the memory of the devastating storm still remains fresh.
"It was a very frightening experience," Kay Harvey said.
Harvey was in her 20s when the Category 5 storm swept through her neighborhood. She says the sound of the gusting winds that were at nearly 200 miles per hour still seem so clear.
"It was amazing. The wind was so amazing and the sounds. I remember when the eye came over, and we had gone outside to see what had been done and there was lots of damage," Harvey said.
Thousands of homes and lives across Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama were destroyed by the storm. Dianne Insalaco didn't live on the Coast when Camille hit, but she was here during Hurricane Katrina.
"I went through Katrina, and I still got nightmares about Katrina. It was hard. It was. When I got home and found all my trees down and a hole in my roof. I just looked up to heaven and said, 'God, what did you do to us,'" Insalaco said.
Even after 45 years and a number of hurricanes, both small and large, for many Camille will always be the storm to remember.
There were more than 200 victims who lost their lives to Hurricane Camille, 41 were claimed as missing and three are unidentified persons.