I am a prepper. I live in the middle of Tornado country but also in this part of Texas we see massive nontornadic storms and massive heatwaves in the summer and lows below freezing in the winter as well as ice storms so we can lose power basically any time of year. So I keep supplies in the house as well as in my car for everyday situations, such as break down or something. In a massive disaster FEMA will come in and do everything they can and they do the best they can but they can't be called in until the state governor calls them. This was a big problem in Hurricane Katrina, as they didn't get called in soon enough to help with evacuation attempts and such. I tend to believe relying on myself is often my best course of action until I'm thoroughly in over my head. So I will do so as long as I can. I keep food stores and water stores, important documents are all scanned and backed up on hard drive and thumb nail drive that's in a fire/water proof lock box. I also keep full first aid kits in the house and cars as well tools and jumper cables and such things in the car. For those just in case scenarios that may come up I prefer have it and not need than needing it and not having it. In general the only thing that ever gets used is the jumper cables but that's alright since the city mandated that cops aren't allowed to carry them anymore I use them quite often.