Minnesotans face a different set of risks in the natural disaster realm. Parts of the state experience occasional flooding and tornadoes. Blizzards can really bog things down in the winter. We are all vulnerable to exposure when the windchills drop down to sci fi levels. But we are free from typhoons, tsunamis, tropical storms, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Of course I’m thinking about the devastation in Haiti but I haven’t got much to add. Believe me, I’ve been following the coverage but it’s all so overwhelming. And it’s left me feeling pretty hopeless. But there are ways to help.