It seems like we have opportunity all year round to talk about this important issue. With the weather systems that we’ve been experiencing we certainly can’t avoid the possibility of it touching us personally. There are gads of resources available online and collateral that can be ordered for both individuals and businesses. I’ve recently became a member of a coalition that can be found at; http://community.fema.gov/connect.ti/READYNPM. What I love about this coalition is that it makes the messaging personalized and sharable. You can get some great ideas from other members. It takes an e-mail and a password to become a member. With the anniversary of 9/11 around the corner I remember very clearly what it feels like to be vulnerable. Talking about it, making a plan and taking action takes that layer of vulnerability away just a bit.