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Matagorda County, Texas, Hurricanes

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Location: Matagorda County, Texasmap
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Hurricanes occured 49 times in 144 years at the end of 2015[1]

(ts)=Tropical Storm
(bd)=Back Door,meaning coming from over land from opposite coast.
1886, Aug 20th severe damage just south, a 155mph hurricane pushes NE winds,925mb. The town of Indianola was never rebuilt.
1888, June 17th, 80mph from the ESE
1891, July 6th, 85mph from the SSE
1900, Sept 8th the great devestating Galveston hurricane passes north of here with 145mph winds from the ESE
1909, July 21st ,105mph from the ESE just north
1921, June 22nd, 85mph from the south
1929, June 28th, 80mph from the SE
1932, Aug 13th,145mph just north from the SSE
1934, Aug 28th ,80mph from the NNE passes just east
1941, Sep 23 80mph from the S.E Matagorda had tides of 10.8'. Pressure 971 mb,4 killed.
1942, Aug 30th,80mph from the S.E
1945, Aug 27th 140mph from the SSE 7 killed.
1949, Oct 4th 125mph from the south passes just east
1961, Hurricane Carla hits with 140mph winds(hurdat) on sept 11th from the S.E. 18 ft s.s causing total devestation 34 dead. Recon pressure 27.50 as it hit coast. 115mph sustained on coast & weakened rapidly after landfall. Newspaper headline | Radar from T.V. | NOAA Carla
1971, Sept 10th, hurricane Fern hits with 75mph winds from the SSE killed 30 million in damage.5to 6 ft tides reported.
1983, Aug 18th,115mph winds Hurricane Alicia passes just north from the SE
2003, July 15th Hurricane Claudette hits just north with 85mph winds from the ESE & a gust to 111mph,some reports of roof damage,signs down,many trees down.Peak gust 71 kts east matagorda bay. Damage photo | Newspaper article

Tornadoes 1961 Carla spawned 18 tornadoes with 10 in Louisiana and 8 in Texas. There were 2 tornadoes in Galveston with one a devastating F4 tornado killing 8 people. Other cities in Texas affected by tornadoes were Bay City, Channelview, Hardin, Jacksonville, and two other small communities in East Texas.

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