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C A T E G O R Y :  4
D E A T H S :  46
D A M A G E :  $7.8 billion
                           (in 1998 dollars)
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Hitting the coast on Sept. 10, 1961, this Category 4 hurricane had winds at its center estimated to be 150 mph. Even though 500,000 people were evacuated from the area, Carla still claimed 46 lives.
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  Dramatic CBS News footage of the sound and the fury of Hurricane Carla