What did we learn in our small town from Irene? What lessons were repeated in Superstorm Sandy? No matter how prepared the big organizations like FEMA and the Red Cross are - it's the members of your own community that are on the ground with the knowledge to help each other in the first days of a natural disaster.
Daniel Aldrich concluded in his New York Times Op Ed "... that the density and strength of social networks are the most important variables — not wealth, education or culture — in determining their resilience in the face of catastrophe."
Read the rest of his article here.