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 that 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.
Carla's numbers are impressive. Here is an account of Carla, written by David Roth of the National Weather Service: