A moment later, the hurricane, in one mighty swipe,
lifted the entire roof off the house and skimmed it 40 feet through the air. (P.18)
No hurricane has ever bothered it. (P.3)
It seized a 600,000 gallon Gulfport oil tank and dumped it 3.5 miles away. (P.19)
We can batten down and ride it out. (P. 4)
Wind and rain now whipped the house. (P. 7)
Camille, meanwhile, had raked its way northward across Mississippi,…(P.32)
Strips of clothing festooned the standing trees. (P.
Household and medical supplies streamed in …(P.31)
The children went from adult to adult like buckets in
a fire brigade. (P.11)
The wind sounded like the roar of a train passing a few yards away. (P.13)
…and blowndown power lines coiled like black spaghetti over the road. (P.28)
Telephone poles and 20-inch-thick pines cracked like guns …
The apartments were smashed apart as if by a gigantic fist.