When Hurricane Sandy tore its way through the eastern seaboard earlier this week, I was safely at home in California. But I know that similar disasters await me hereas they do all over the world. Therefore all of us have an interest in what lessons we can learn from Sandy. What happened that you didn't foresee? What things worked best in coping? What will you do differently? What advice do you have for the rest of us? I look forward to your stories and tips in the comments.