Do you have kiddos that are afraid of thunder or worry about blizzards? I do. Even if we don't get massive tornadoes or hurricanes in these parts, kids will often see the aftermath of the devastation in the news or on the internet.
FulltimeNanny.com has some great resources for talking to your kids about severe weather and other disasters. Check them out here: http://www.fulltimenanny.com/blog/21-blogs-sharing-techniques-to-help-you-talk-to-your-child-about-severe-weather/.