They'll throw their hands in the air and say "sorry, can't help you much".
I was surprised to hear that. It's the brutal reality of what a multi-city pandemic will be like, but I never thought I'd hear the government say so. I suppose after their handling of Katrina, having mutliple Katrina cities is not even worth attempting to help.
I suppose if it hits D.C, the situtation may be a bit different.
But let's see - national guard troops to prevent looting and rioting. Um yeah, by the time you get the troops back here from Iraq, it'll be too late.
I'd be nervous - I work in a hospital environment for goodness sake! It makes for great people watching if I have lunch in the cafeteria, but I'll probably bring my lunch back to my building if there was a pandemic threat. I could still come to work and keep a three foot buffer (most of the time).
Wouldn't go to a movie theatre, but they were closed down in the 1918 pandemic. Schools aren't a problem since I don't have rugrats to deal with. Let them out of the schools and in the streets unsupervised - just as many that get run over will probably die from the flu pandemic anyway.
I don't have canned tuna stocked away - I don't like canned tuna. But I suppose I should stock some up for the kitties in case Target stores close and I can't buy their regular cat food. Gluten-free foods don't do as well for storage because a lot of the preservatives have gluten products in them. So I'm in trouble there. But I just learned that Comstock fruits are gluten-free, so I can stock up on canned fruits.
If I can buy a large freezer, I can buy lots of gluten-free flours, breads, and such and put them in the freezer. That's assuming the power will keep running. I suppose I can take my freezer to work and plug it into the emergency generator.
What else am I forgetting to plan for?