We made it through another summer storm. Outside of a little flooding and power outages, no big deal. Good thing too.

Most of us aren't really aware of the threats posed by Mother Nature, even after the violent storms that struck throughout the South and Midwest this spring. Two-thirds of the people taking part in a new America THINKS survey don't realize how vulnerable their property could be in the event of a flood, and just seven-percent have taken steps to protect their homes if flooding should occur in their area. However, 55-percent believe it's "likely" that sometime within the next five years a severe storm or flood will strike where they live. In addition, 44-percent don't believe their community is adequately prepared to address the damage that could result from extreme weather hitting their area. But 63-percent would oppose allocating more tax dollars to projects that would help protect their community from flooding.