The 1969 Hurricane Camille Hurricane Party: It Never Happened
Posted: 8:08 AM EST on March 04, 2015
Legend has it that many of the 23 residents of the infamous Richelieu Manor Apartments in Pass Christian, Mississippi who chose to stay for Hurricane Camille's landfall on the night of August 17, 1969, held a hurricane party, in defiance of the Category 5 hurricane's might. But the hurricane party never happened.
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