I have family on the Texas coast. I became aware after their speaking of the hardships faced when hurricanes come ashore. Sadly, their reaction has been the same during each of the major storms which have hit their area. They have hunkered down in a few occations, but been without electricity or water. They still do not own a generator and have but a few gallons of bottled water onhand. Every time a storm threatend, they must go to the hardware store to buy plywood to board up their windows. What happened to the ones used during the last storm, or where are their replacements?
The times they have fled, it always seems to be a repeat of the last mad dash. They wait until the last minute, where a 2 hour trip extends to well over a day. They arrive at family's house with no extra provisions; they simply show up. Thankfully, my sister always has extra and can accomodate them.
Most sheeple live by the seat of their pants. Their long term memory extends all the way back to the last time they slept.
I learned (from them) to have a BOB. I always have a couple of gallons of water in my truck. I am learning that anything under a half tank of gas is considered empty. I had rather not learn from experience, but rather, learn from the experience of others.
We should not be suprised by the reactions and actions of those in the Northeast.