About 24 hours later, Carla was upgraded to a hurricane. [5] According to post-season analysis, Carla reached hurricane status at that time. It was the worst hurricane to hit the coast since the devastating 1900 storm that killed thousands in Galveston. [3], Shortly after becoming a hurricane on September 6, Carla curved northward in the northwestern Caribbean Sea. After the Chicago River rose 5 feet (1.5 m), the lock gate to Lake Michigan was opened to release excess water. Hurricane Carla was a powerful hurricane that nearly became the first Cat Five hurricane to make landfall along the United States coastline since the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. It then continued swiftly northeastward across Ontario, Quebec, and Labrador, before the remnants dissipated over the Labrador Sea on September 17. Waco, TX is in a very low risk hurricane zone. Winds of 57 mph (92 km/h) lashed Halifax in Nova Scotia, thus the Halifax Public Gardens closed for threat of falling trees and branches. Roth, David. A fifth fatality occurred after a car with one occupant was swept into a tributary of the Marmaton River near Fort Scott. [27] More than 140 city blocks were flooded with up to 6 feet (1.8 m) in residential areas of Kingfisher and up to 3 feet (0.91 m) in business areas. The window of the year when hurricanes are most likely is called hurricane season. In times before satellites, devices such as radar were useful in tracking storms. Mar. The largest hurricane was Alicia in 1983. About 2–8 inches (51–203 mm) of rain fell in Grant, Tillman, Washita Counties. Thus, Carla was the third major hurricane of the season. Other significant precipitation totals include 16.49 inches (419 mm) at Scholes International Airport at Galveston, 14.94 inches (379 mm) in Downtown Galveston, 13.05 inches (331 mm) in Wharton, 12.55 inches (319 mm) in Liberty, 12.47 inches (317 mm) in Dickinson, 11.81 inches (300 mm) in Flatonia, 10.59 inches (269 mm) in Columbus, 8.75 inches (222 mm) in Hallettsville, and 8.9 inches (230 mm) in Smithville. Heavy property and agricultural damage occurred. However, it was overwhelmingly surpassed by Hurricane Beulah in 1967, which spawned at least 120 tornadoes. Photos taken from film of KTRK coverage of Hurricane Carla in 1961 Her path of devastation inland extended from Victoria to Dallas. Satellite image of Hurricane Carla on September 10. Winds and rain combined severely disrupted electrical and telephone services and caused $670,000 in damage, with $600,000 to property and $70,000 to crops. It moved almost due north after that, passing near the town of Cossinade before dissipating. Nulla facilisi. [4] Based on observations obtained by a reconnaissance aircraft at 1100 UTC on September 6 – namely a barometric pressure of 982 mbar (29.0 inHg) – a bulletin issued by the Weather Bureau an hour later indicated that the storm had "probably reached hurricane intensity". There were 34 fatalities and at least $300 million (1961 USD) in losses in Texas alone. Weather Bureau showing radar imagery as Hurricane Carla came onshore along the Texas/Louisiana coast in September 1961. Additionally, 748 homes and 75 farm and other buildings suffered minor to moderate damage. Sustained hurricane force winds were experienced between Galveston and Corpus Christi - roughly 400 km (250 mi) apart. Meanwhile, Hattie was perhaps the most powerful October hurricane until Mitch (1998) and Wilma (2005) came along. The first live television broadcast of a hurricane from the location experiencing it was during Hurricane Carla by the famous Dan Rather. [27] Additionally, up to 6.29 inches (160 mm) fell in 24 hours. There were beds, refrigerators, stoves, boats, personal items, etc. Carla was entered to move northward at 15 to 20 mph. Interactive maps showing radar, forecast, high and low temperatures, precipitation, satellite, and cloud cover for your local city and other parts of the world. Shortly thereafter, the storm curved northward while approaching the Yucatán Channel. The strongest sustained winds include 115 mph (185 km/h) in Matagorda, 110 mph (180 km/h) in Victoria, and 88 mph (142 km/h). After reaching Oklahoma early on September 13, Carla transitioned into an extratropical cyclone while located over rural Johnston County. The latest: Hurricane Laura has made landfall near Cameron, Louisiana, as a Category 4 storm. Another F3 tornado in Channelview, located east of Houston, injured 22 people, destroyed 18 homes and six commercial buildings, damaged 40 additional homes, and caused $200,000 in damage. Hurricane Carla made landfall that day, but weakened to a strong Category 4 hurricane just prior. The low numbers can be attributed to the successful evacuation of between a quarter and a half million people from the Texas coastline. Initially a tropical depression, it strengthened slowly while heading northwestward, and by September 5, the system was upgraded to Tropical Storm Carla. At the time, Hurricane Carla was the largest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic basin. Although initially considered a significant threat to Florida, the storm brought only light winds and small amounts of precipitation, reaching no more than 3.15 in (80 mm). On Sept. 11, 1961 Hurricane Carla hit the Texas Gulf Coast. [27], In Cuba, broadcasts reported severe flooding near Pinar del Río, and in Los Colomas and Punta de Cartas. Broadcasting live at the Weather Bureau Office in Galveston, Rather asked a meteorologist to draw an outline of the Gulf of Mexico on a transparent sheet of plastic. However, the abrupt onrush of water resulted in about $75,000 in damage to boats at Wilmette Harbor. Hurricane Carla (1961) Storm Track & Details. A radar display showing Hurricane Carla. This marked the first live television broadcast of a hurricane. "[31] After his report to President John F. Kennedy and Congress, $55 million was approved in aid for Texas, though Kennedy later requested an additional $65 million. [28] In Kansas, 4 to 7 inches (100 to 180 mm) of rain in only 6 hours caused flash flooding. Aliquam vel justo id purus facilisis ultricies. In the North Atlantic, hurricane season is from June 1st to November 30th each year. PORT O'CONNOR, Texas — On Sept. 11, 1961, Hurricane Carla crashed into the Texas Coast at Port O’Connor. There were 460 injuries according to the American Red Cross, though the Monthly Weather Review listed a slightly higher number, 465. Here is the path of Hurricane Carla (1961), where the “path” of a hurricane is defined as the trajectory of the eye, or very center, of the storm. Hurricane Information For Waco, TX . The Texas coast first began experiencing rough wave action three days before the hurricane’s landfall with increasing ferocity until the storm’s center, which brought a 6.7-meter (22 ft) storm surge, passed. In Texas, wind gusts as high as 170 mph (280 km/h) were observed in Port Lavaca. Carla was upgraded to a Category 4 hurricane early on September 10, while approaching the Gulf Coast of the United States. A hurricane has the potential of … At 1200 UTC on September 7, the storm intensified into a Category 2 hurricane while located east-northeast of Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico (actual use of the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, which was developed in 1971, was not in effect). (AP) - Carla, termed the most intense hurricane aimed at the Texas coast this century, lashed Louisiana and Texas with 173-mile-an-hour winds and battering 11-foot tides today while the center still was miles at sea. Additionally, the highest wind gust observations include 175 mph (282 km/h) in Port Lavaca, 160 mph (260 km/h) in Matagorda, and 150 mph (240 km/h) in Aransas Pass, Austwell, Edna, Port Aransas, and Victoria. Hurricane Carla was a Category 1 hurricane as it briefly moved northward and then northwestward, skimming Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. [20], Then little-known newsman Dan Rather reported live from the weather bureau building in Galveston[21][22] during the storm, live on-site storm coverage that would be imitated by later reporters. Later that day, Carla weakened slightly, but was still a large and intense hurricane when the storm made landfall near Port O'Connor, Texas. While crossing the Yucatán Channel, the outer bands of Carla brought gusty winds and severe local flooding in western Cuba and the Yucatán Peninsula, though no damage or fatalities were reported. [3] Initially, the center of circulation remained difficult to locate on surface charts due to lack of data. The highest tide reported was 18.5 feet (5.6 m) at Port Lavaca, with large wave heights including 12.6 feet (3.8 m) in Matagorda, 10.9 feet (3.3 m) in Port Aransas, 10.8 feet (3.3 m) in Freeport, 10.1 feet (3.1 m) in Texas City, and 10 feet (3.0 m) in Galveston and Sabine. [27] One fatality was reported in Missouri, though the cause of death is unknown. After entering the Gulf of Mexico, the hurricane very steadily strengthened as it continued its slow northwest trek to the Texas coast. Only minor damage occurred, limited to roofs, glass, and downed tree limbs. Damage in Louisiana totaled to about $25 million. Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown. [15] A breakdown of damage indicates $200 million incurred to property and $100 million to crops, mostly from unharvested rice and lesser impact to cotton and citrus. 14 Jan. 2010. [8] It was later extended westward to include the entire coast of Texas, and eastward to Apalachicola, Florida. [32] President Kennedy issued a disaster declaration for Texas, allowing all jurisdictions in the state to apply for public assistance. The storm caused 34 fatalities in Texas. 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Early on September 8, the storm strengthened into a Category 3 hurricane while located just north of the Yucatán Peninsula. [2] Thus, it is estimated that a tropical depression – a tropical cyclone with sustained winds with winds of less than 39 mph (63 km/h) – developed about 175 miles (282 km) northwest of Barranquilla, Colombia at 1200 UTC. Hurricane Carla was a Category 1 hurricane as it briefly moved northward and then northwestward, skimming Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. Of course, no list of Texas hurricanes is complete without mentioning the greatest of them all, the Great Storm of 1900 that leveled Galveston and cost more than 6,000 lives. [34] Owing to the hurricane's intensity and destruction, the name Carla was retired and will never again be used for an Atlantic hurricane. [24] Overall, damage in the state was "conservatively" estimated at $300 million. A total of 11 tornadoes touched down in Louisiana, and eight more in Texas. Hurricane Carla caused $3.25 million (1961 USD) in damage, two-thirds of which was property damage and one-third crop damage – especially to the cotton crop. On September 11, an F2 tornado near Bay City destroyed two radio towers and damaged several buildings. [9] A portion of the hurricane watch from Aransas Pass, Texas to Grand Isle, Louisiana was upgraded to a hurricane warning at 1600 UTC on September 9. [2], It is estimated that sustained winds reached 45 mph (75 km/h) at 1200 UTC on September 5,[4] thus the depression strengthened into a tropical storm and was named Carla, while located just northeast of Cabo Gracias a Dios. The slow movement was also responsible for high rainfall totals, the highest in Bay City, Texas at about 44.5 cm (17.5 in). Many highways were left impassable due to water inundation. Six hours later, the storm reached its maximum sustained wind speed of 175 mph (280 km/h). Heavier amounts of at least 5 inches (130 mm) fell in Atoka and Pushmataha County. "People left Corpus Christi who never left before," said JOHN STALLINGS of the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Sustained winds between 30 and 55 mph (48 and 89 km/h) and gusts up to 70 mph (110 km/h) were recorded in Oklahoma. [35], This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 1961. It has since weakened to a Category 2, with winds of 110 mph. Port O’Connor was three-fourths destroyed. Throughout the state, damage in other areas included 90 homes and buildings in Tulsa, 50 homes each in El Reno and Oklahoma City, and 10 homes in Pawnee. In Victoria, the highest sustained wind speed was 110 mph (180 km/h), while gusts reached 150 mph (240 km/h). Beginning late on September 12, the storm curved just east of due north. The depression moved northwestward for several days becoming a tropical storm on 5 September and a hurricane the day following. It affected the states of Idaho, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and … Many in Galveston stayed due to protection from the Galveston Seawall. Throughout the state, Carla destroyed 1,915 homes, 568 farm buildings, and 415 other buildings. Additionally, 50,723 homes, 5,620 farm buildings, and 10,487 other buildings suffered damage. Hurricane Carla, September 10. Hurricane conditions were experienced for an extended amount of time due to the storm’s slow movement of 9-14 km/h (6-9 mph). Hurricane Carla developed from a tropical depression that formed in the western Caribbean Sea on September 3, 1961. The death toll from the hurricane was 46 persons. Winds injured two people due to airborne debris. Copyright © 2020, University of Rhode Island. 1962. On September 11, 1961, Hurricane Carla made landfall on the Texas coast between Port O'Connor and Port Lavaca, leaving a wake of devastation in her track. Archival film produced by the U.S. Port O'Connor, lying nearest to the location of Carla's landfall, was virtually destroyed. Much of the destruction caused by the hurricane occurred away from the point of landfall, with damage reports coming from as far away as Dallas and as far east as the Mississippi River delta. The extratropical remnants of Carla moved rapidly northeastward and brought heavy rainfall to some areas of the Great Plains and Midwestern United States. GALVESTON, Tex. Regardless, Carla is the wettest tropical cyclone in the history of Michigan. [23] Throughout Texas, Carla destroyed 1,915 homes, 568 farm buildings, and 415 other buildings. Rainfall in Iowa peaked at 9.03 inches (229 mm) near Chariton, making Carla the rainiest tropical cyclone in the state. In small towns along the coast of Texas, 90–100% of their populations evacuated, while 20% of people left the larger cities. A United States Navy task force composed of medical and construction work teams was also sent to the area. An F3 tornado injured three people and caused the destruction of one house and impacted three others in Jacksonville, resulting in $25,000 in damage. Several tornadoes also touched down in Louisiana, causing the destruction of 140 homes and 11 farms and other buildings, and major damage to 231 additional homes and 11 farm and other buildings. [3] However, a 2018 reanalysis concluded that Carla did not reach Category 5 intensity, and in fact only had maximum sustained winds of 145 mph (230 km/h), and this has been officially incorporated into HURDAT. Hurricane CamilleAugust 17, 1969. [7] On September 8, a hurricane watch was issued along the southwest coast of the state from Vermilion Bay westward. The cone on the map indicates the potential path of the storm, and it indicates the uncertainty of where the storm is headed. Photos taken from film of KTRK coverage of Hurricane Carla in 1961 The path of devastation inland extended from Victoria to Dallas. In Ontario, gusty winds caused power outages in the Clarkson–Port Credit area. [6], Late on September 11, Carla reached its minimum barometric pressure of 931 mbar (27.5 inHg). The storm surge pushed as far as 16 km (10 m) inland and inundated 1.7 million acres with water. [16] Precipitation in the state peaked at 7.68 inches (195 mm) in Kingfisher. It caused F2 damage, two injuries, and resulted in $2,500 in losses after damaging two houses and three garages. Damage in the city of Victoria reached $10 million. Several structures sustained impact during yet another F3 tornado in Fulbright. [32] Helicopters deployed 88 United States Marines to Galveston to patrol devastated areas. Ships docked at Key West sailed out to sea to ride out the squalls. 43 businesses and 26 public buildings were also significantly impacted. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. In Hardin, another F3 tornado damaged six homes. In Columbus, the "Ranch Drive-In" theater is destroyed by the storm and was never reopened after 6 years of operation. Severe local flooding occurred, especially in the northern portions of the state. [1] The third named storm of the 1961 Atlantic hurricane season, Carla developed from an area of squally weather in the southwestern Caribbean Sea on September 3. As it moved slowly across the Gulf of Mexico, Carla got stronger to its peak of 175 mph (280 km/h) winds (Category 5 intensity) on September 11. [10] An estimated 500,000 people fled the coasts of Texas and Louisiana, making it the largest evacuation in the history of the United States, at the time. Most of the impact occurred in Texas, where the storm made landfall as a large and strong Category 4 hurricane. [16], The storm dropped precipitation amounts of 7 inches (180 mm) throughout northwestern Illinois, with a peak of 8.18 inches (208 mm) in Mount Carroll. Offshore Honduras on Swan Island, a rainfall amount of 3.89 inches (99 mm) was reported along with wind gusts up to 60 mph (95 km/h). gradually accelerating and moving Northeastward through Missouri. Hurricane Carla. [15] However, the Weather Prediction Center indicated precipitation amounts of 6.07 inches (154 mm) in Boyne Falls. It became a tropical storm off the coast of Honduras on the 5th and quickly gained hurricane strength as it moved north to east of the Yucatan peninsula on the 6th. The maximum rainfall total in Missouri was 9.34 inches (237 mm) in Concordia. A few hours later, an F3 tornado in the area resulted in the destruction of six houses and extensive, but lesser, damage. American newsreel item. [15][16][17], Abnormally high tides and storm surge was reported along the coast of Texas, reaching at least 10 feet (3.0 m) above mean sea level at many coastal areas between Sabine Pass and Port Aransas. It was replaced by Carol in the 1965 season. CBS was so impressed with Rather's work that he was offered the position of correspondent. To put this into perspective, consider the wind field at landfall. At San Andrés, winds shifted west at about 12 mph (19 km/h), while barometric pressures dropped to 1,007 mbar (29.7 inHg). Causes of death include 20 people drowning, eight from tornadoes, four electrocutions, and one heart attack. [15], In southeastern Louisiana, abnormally high tides lashed the coast, though no beach erosion was reported. Carla spawned 21 tornadoes, the largest hurricane-related tornado outbreak on record at the time. This window of time is different in different regions of the world. Rapidly moving northeastward, Carla's remnants reached the Labrador Sea, Canada and dissipated on September 17, 1961. [15][17], Winds in Key West reached 30 mph (48 km/h), while much of Florida reported rainfall from the outer bands of Carla. [27] Heavy precipitation also fell in Missouri, especially in Brookfield, Lee's Summit, and Pleasant Hill. Various tracks of Hurricane Carla, 1961 Notice the tracks for Hurricane Carla above, published in a paper by Dr. Bob Sheets (who later became director of the National Hurricane Center). Overall, Carla resulted in $325.74 million in losses and 43 fatalities. In Texas, about 2,900 buildings were destroyed and 10,000 others severely damaged. Pp 111-113. A breakdown of losses include $6 million to agriculture, $5 million to buildings, $4 million to boats and beach property, $3 million to roads and bridges, $5 million to oil platforms just offshore, and $2 million in miscellaneous damage.
A total of 11 tornadoes touched down in Louisiana, and eight more in Texas. Operationally, at 0000 UTC on September 11, Carla strengthened into a Category 5 hurricane while located in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. A family of 4 drowned after their car was swept off a road near Waverly. Additionally, water inundation washed out several bridges and highways in northeastern parts of the state, leaving roads impassable. Dunn, Gordon E. “The Hurricane Season of 1961.” Monthly Weather Review. Praesent eget mauris vitae purus aliquet pretium. Because the storm was a Category 4 hurricane at landfall, Carla produced strong winds, especially near its path. The storm persistently produced winds of 35 to 50 mph (56 to 80 km/h), causing further agricultural damage. [14] Throughout its path, 43 fatalities and about $325.74 million in damage were attributed to Carla. [27] Up to 8 inches (200 mm) of rain fell in a 12-hour period in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, mostly between Cheboygan and Grand Rapids. [17], Carla and its remnants brought heavy rainfall and strong winds to portions of Oklahoma. [30], Shortly after the storm, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, a lifelong resident of Texas, toured the devastation in the state and met with officials from 18 different counties, remarking that "as always, Texans are arising to a challenge... We have suffered hurricane, tornado, and floods, but we in Texas are a bold and brave people. “Texas Hurricane History.” National Weather Service. With a peak amount of 8.52 inches (216 mm) in Haddam, Carla was the rainiest tropical cyclone in Kansas, until being surpassed by Hurricane Paine in 1986 as well as Tropical Storm Frances in 1998. The United States Navy flew their planes out of Key West, while Coast Guardsmen evacuated Alligator Reef Light, American Shoal Light, and Sombrero Key Light. Shortly thereafter, Carla crossed the Yucatán Channel and entered the Gulf of Mexico. [33] The president also declared 6 parishes in Louisiana a disaster area. Rather also alerted the public of the size of Carla in a way that "literally changed the way the world sees hurricanes", according to a fellow reporter. Six hours later, the storm was downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane near Shiner, shortly before being downgraded to a tropical storm between Taylor and Coupland. Resuming its northwestward course, Carla continued intensification and on September 11, it was upgraded to a Category 4 hurricane. Carla was the most intense hurricane to make landfall on the Texas coast in the 20th century and second in recorded history only to the Indianola hurricane of 1886. Precipitation of 2.5–3.5 inches (64–89 mm) in Chicago flooded about 60 viaducts and 1,000 basements. [12], The most significant damage to property occurred between Port Arthur and Corpus Christi. The outbreak of 26 tornadoes by the storm was responsible for considerable damage, with one F4 tornado actually moving through downtown Galveston. Carla, classified as a hurricane made landfall on December 31, 1969. Hurricane Carla, 1961 Hurricane Carla made landfall near Port O’Connor as a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds near 125 mph and gusts estimated near … After touching the Yucatán Peninsula as a weak hurricane, Carla moved into the Gulf of Mexico and headed for the U.S. Gulf Coast . [3], Occurring a year after Hurricane Donna, officials in the Florida Keys took precautions to brace for potential impact from the storm. Harvey was the nation's first major (Category 3 or stronger) hurricane landfall since Hurricane Wilma struck South Florida in October 2005, ... since Hurricane Carla, in September 1961. Local Satellite Page float: left; Broadcasting live at the Weather Bureau Office in Galveston, Rather asked a meteorologist to draw an outline of the Gulf of Mexico on a transparent sheet of plastic. Carla began as a tropical depression in the southwest Caribbean Sea on September 3rd, 1961. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Heading generally northward, Carla transitioned into an extratropical cyclone on September 13, while centered over southern Oklahoma. 21 hurricanes have been recorded in the Waco, TX since 1930. Additionally, several tornadoes spawned in the state caused notable impacts, with the most destructive twister, an F4 near Galveston, Texas, resulting in 200 buildings severely damaged, of which at least 60 were destroyed, and 8 deaths and 200 injuries. By early on the following day, the storm became a major hurricane after reaching Category 3 intensity. Mitigation and Preparation to Response and Recovery, 2013 Hurricane Webinar Series for Educators. 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