"Customized by Celia"
Datsun's was one of many in the area receiving custom work by the storm. Over 70 percent of residences were damaged. 252 businesses were destroyed.
Source: National Hurricane Center
Clean Up Crews
The long road to normality began right after the storm passed. Crews worked to clear the streets for returning residents.
No Storm Does More
Even the Annaville H-E-B was not safe from Celia's devastating winds.
No Block Left Untouched
Aerial view of extent of area damage.
Mobile Mobile Home
This mobile home in the Annaville area was flipped on it's top during Celia. Never stay in a mobile home during any hurricane. Always seek a more secure shelter.
Making Her Way Downtown
Celia brought debris and destruction as seen here at Upper and Lower Broadway in Downtown Corpus Christi.
All Washed Up
Boats in Celia's path were beached and beaten. 331 boats were lost.
Source: National Weather Service
Off My Lawn
Some residents took security into their own hands to prevent looters from taking whatever valuables were left.
Corpus Christi Airport hangars were destroyed. The airport clocked wind gusts of over 160 mph.
Das Not Good
Der Wienerschnitzel's (now just Wienerschnitzel) iconic A-frame drive-thru was among some buildings still recognizable from Celia.
Give Us a Brake
Sign from Brake-O toppled over on the South Side of Corpus Christi.
Damage was extensive as Celia showed off its strength. CPL (now AEP) produced a documentary of their efforts to rebuild and bring electricity back to Corpus Christi.