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Article updated: 11/3/2012 12:09 AM

Poll Vault: Have you ever been in a natural disaster?

By Michelle Holdway

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?

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