Camille formed near the island of Grand Cayman in the Caribbean on August 14, 1969. Camille further joined a tropical wave that had been tracked from the African coast where it emerged on August 15. Camille reached an impressive category five hurricane with winds of 306 km/h. The track of this storm took it north through the Mississippi Valley where it veered due east in Kentucky and headed for the coast. Upon re-entering the water, Camille turned to a northeast direction and moved parallel to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Just prior to dying as a tropical system, Camille entered Canadian waters, bringing winds of 102 km/h to the far offshore areas. No damage from Camille was reported during its lifetime in the CHC Response Zone from August 21 to August 24.