This hurricane season we have learned the power of nature and the importance of being prepared. As I write this America is cleaning up after three powerful hurricanes have torn through our coastal areas. The impact of these storms while bad could have been worse if residents had not been warned and acted upon those warnings. We have come a long way in our science of understanding hurricanes and in our predicting their paths. That knowledge kept the loss of lives and damage at a much smaller rate than a century ago. It pays to know when and where a storm is coming.