Weather Almanac: Sep 11

September 11

Today's Weather Fact...

On this date in 1961, the massive Hurricane Carla hit land near Port Lavaca, Texas early in the morning. The large storm moved slowly and dumped well over a foot of rain on the central Texas coast. Winds gusted up to 175 mph and spawned a deadly tornado on Galveston Island. The storm claimed 43 lives in all and and caused an estimated $300 million in damages.

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