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It was just 59 years ago today, September 11, 1961, when Hurricane Carla, a massive Category 4 monster, smashed into Port O’Connor, Texas, and left devastation throughout the U.S. East Coast. The 1961 was season was above average, and Carla was but the 3rd in a long line of natural disasters that fateful year.
Upon making landfall, Carla was downgraded considerably, and soon became a tropical storm. However, the damage was not over, as heavy rainfall blanketed the East Coast, and at the time, Carla spawned the most tornadoes ever for a hurricane, 21 in all, though in 1967, 120 tornadoes were created as part of Hurricane Beulah. A total of 43 fatalities were reported to have been directly caused by Carla. 59 years ago, a massive storm devastated the United States, but as always, we survive, even today.
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