This thread was prompted by an item on NPR. It concerned hurricane Sandy and the damage it wrought, and I was struck by how the majority of stories focus on the financial ramifications and its implications on insurance and such. In the immediate aftermath you will here many more personal accounts, but once the media feels it had milked the human angle long enough it is quickly forgotten in favour of the latest tragedy. Living in Canada near the Great lakes we have occasional tornados, and hurricanes deliver barely a glancing blow, I started to wonder about how the victims of previous disasters react emotionally when another storm is imminent or even just a possibility. It must be horrific for some. Sorry about the long-windedness.