I'm from the Gulf Coast, we got slammed by Hurricane Georges and were without power for a few days. Then Katrina hit, I'm from the Pass Christian
area, the eye wall drilled us hard. We didn't have nothing working, but we were lucky to just have some roof missing.
Like I said about the hurricane before Katrina, I learned my lesson before hand. I would do the same thing as I did then. Go into full out no holds
bar survival mode. Trust me from experience from chasing looters, after some people had it soak in they were not going to having power for weeks and
yes literally weeks, 24 days for us, they began looting and freaking out. Some did not even have water, Luckly I have Ham, etc.. I was able to help
But not me and mine freaked out, I went into my underground storage keep, pulling out my 100 watt solar panel, 2,500 watt inverter, and hooked up
enough batteries to last, loaded my 7 guns, passed some to each member for protection, got out the food and repaired. It's really amazing what solar
can do if you have the right things and knowledge. I was even able to hook up TV, and a small window AC. It was like 120 in the shade.
People can adapt with power, but what I saw what off the chart panic without regret. It was sad I had to chase people trying to loot, but I think that
would be the most dangerous thing. People will invade the countryside when power and sewage fail.
So my list what I would do is, my solar power, literature for emergency techniques, Shortwave and Ham, Water, Oil and hand crank lamps, ammo, a solid
medical kit, a solid plan, and a possitive strong attitude.
Other things would also play into effect, but those are the basics.