Days before Hurricane Sandy struck the NE coast of the USA The Weather Channel and major News Stations were calling for citizens to fill their cars with gas, stock foods, medicines, and emergency supplies! FEMA claimed emergency supplies were prepositioned in advance (?)... and yet 5 days after the storm, chaos reigns in many areas. Folks are hungry, cold and angry with government!
Wait...what happened to personal responsibility? Why on earth after Katrina, would anyone think the government or FEMA would save them?
Since 9/11, The Red Cross, FEMA, and Homeland Security have had on their web sites what you need as a "72 Hour Kit"...dozens of places sell them online! There really is no excuse for not having a "Kit". It's Survival Insurance, just like life, car, and home owner Insurance!
This is not the first disaster in that area....it will not be the last. I can't think of any excuse for not being prepared....none at all!