Aside from high winds and a huge waves on Lake Michigan, we in the Chicago area have largely been immune from the effects of superstorm Sandy.
On the East Coast, however, the toll has been catastrophic -- more than 90 deaths as of Thursday, millions without power, billions in financial losses.
Have you ever been in a hurricane? What about other natural disasters, such as tornadoes, floods and earthquakes?
How did you recover from the devastation?