11 Sep 1961 Flour Bluff/Hurricane Carla
has Â« Flour Bluff Is Reported Hit Hard by Water, Jim J. Coffman, head of the Flour Bluff Volunteer Fire Department, Department, said today that, wafer was five feet deep across the road in most places leading to Laguna Shores subdivision. He said most of the community's community's bait stands had been wiped out and at least half the roofs of houses in the area ripped off or damaged. Coffman, who operates AH Sporting Goods near the toll gate, said water was six feet at his store. He said he could look out towards the road leading to Pa- dre Island and see nothing but solid water. It appeared Parkers' Parkers' Bait Stand at the Humble Channel had floated away, he said. Red's Place and Rex Allen's two bait stands on the southern end of the town were still standing, standing, Coffman reported. "It looks like the county has lost everything it had on Padre Island," Coffman commented, noting he hadn't seen anyone either entering or leaving the toll gate since yesterday.