These hurricanes had the highest wind speed at landfall in US history

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These hurricanes had the highest wind speeds at landfall in American history. (KTRK)

Hurricane Camille had the highest wind speed at landfall at an estimated 190 miles per hour when it struck the Mississippi coast as a category 5 storm in 1969.

The actual wind speeds at landfall will never be known because the storm destroyed all the wind-recording instruments in the area. The combination of winds, surge and rainfall caused 256 deaths.

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