61 years since Hurricane Carla made landfall in Texas as one of strongest storms of century

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Sunday, September 11, 2022
Coverage of Hurricane Carla in 1961
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Archive film of KTRK-TV coverage of Hurricane Carla, 1961

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- On September 11, 1961, Hurricane Carla, one of the strongest storms of the century slammed into the Texas coast.

Just how strong was Carla?

The storm destroyed buildings in Galveston, and which was 120 miles from where the center of the storm made landfall.

KTRK-TV was in its infancy back in 1961, but was there to record the historic event.

Here is an account of Carla, written by David Roth of the National Weather Service: