Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CDT MON AUG 3 2015

...ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...

IN 1970...HURRICANE CELIA SLAMMED INTO THE TEXAS COAST.
A CATEGORY 3 HURRICANE...CELIA STRUCK SOUTH TEXAS BETWEEN
CORPUS CHRISTI AND PORT ARANSAS WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS AROUND 125 MPH AND GUSTS THAT REACHED 180 MPH.  THE
HURRICANE KILLED 15 AND CAUSED AN ESTIMATED $400 MILLION
DAMAGE...MAKING IT THE COSTLIEST STORM OF ANY TYPE TO HIT
THE TEXAS COAST AT THAT TIME.

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