From the Archives: 100 photos of damage from Hurricane Camille, the worst natural disaster in Va. history

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More than six months’ worth of rain fell on Nelson County in a single night in August 1969, creating the worst natural disaster in Virginia history.

Hurricane Camille formed 50 years ago on August 14, 1969, south of Cuba. It made landfall in the U.S. along the Mississippi coast on August 18, and it arrived in Virginia on August 19.

This Sunday the Richmond Times-Dispatch will have a special section marking the 50th anniversary of the deadly storm and it's impact in Virginia. 

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John Boyer

John Boyer, the RTD's staff meteorologist

John Boyer is the first staff meteorologist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He joined the RTD newsroom in November 2016 after covering severe weather on television in Tulsa, Okla.

As a native of the Roanoke area, the region’s heavy snowstorms started his fascination with Virginia’s changing weather.

Boyer earned his degree in meteorology from North Carolina State University in Raleigh. He is a member of the American Meteorological Society and earned their Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal in 2012.

Look for his stories in the RTD and on Richmond.com, along with videos and forecast updates for major weather events in our area.

Email him your story ideas and weather tips.

Monday Weatherline

Snowstorm struck on this day last year

Central and southern Virginia saw the heaviest snowstorm for so early in the season on Dec. 9, 2018, with 11.5 inches in Richmond and up to 14 inches in the western suburbs. Danville has its third-biggest snowstorm of all time, totaling 15.2 inches.

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