What was the most intense hurricane to make landfall in the US?

What was the most intense hurricane to make landfall in the US?

What was the most intense U.S. tropical cyclone landfall on the Hurricane Severity Index ever?

Hurricane Carla ranks as the most intense U.S. tropical cyclone landfall on the Hurricane Severity Index.

Date: September 3, 1961 – September 17, 1961

Affected areas: Europe, Texas, Yucatán Peninsula, Great Lakes region, Central United States