In 1970, Hurricane Celia hit Corpus Christi as a category 5 causing $453.8 million in damages.

Yes, we have been spared for 39 years, but as they say, "We are due".

Twelve named storms are predicted by National Weather Service for this year.

Are you ready?

With that in mind Texas AgriLife Extension Service is offering a Hurricane Prep Seminar, "Hurricanes, Before, During and After," on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Del Mar Economic Development Center located at 3209 S. Staples, in Corpus Christi.

This training is being sponsored by National Weather Service, Texas Department of Insurance, Corpus Christi Storm Water Division, Del Mar College, Texas Farm Bureau Insurance, Nueces County Emergency Management and Texas AgriLife Extension Service.

Each participant will be given important literature and each person who signs in will be registered for door prizes.

For planning purposes, pre-registration requested by calling 767-5223.

For more information, contact Jeff Stapper, County Extension Agent - Agriculture and Natural Resources at (361) 767-5223.

Individuals with disabilities, who require an auxiliary aid, service or accommodation in order to participate in any of the mentioned activities, are encouraged to contact the County Extension Office eight days before all programs for assistance.

Extension programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.