What I Learned from Living Through a Hurricane

We hadn’t paid attention to the news. It was too late to leave.

So we were ill-prepared when Hurricane Celia slammed into Corpus Christi.

What I Learned from Living Through a Hurricane

(U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Michael Pendergrass. Public domain)

I was only 3 years old on August 3, 1970, but my memories are vivid. We sat in the hallway in the middle of the house, closed all the doors, and I ate animal crackers while my stepdad played the guitar.

All the while, I heard what sounded like freight trains encircling outside our house.