Dad and Mom volunteer for the Red Cross. Haiti, Jamaica, and New Orleans with Katrina. They like many others quit on Katrina because many of the folks down there would sit around watching the volunteers clean up and work on their homes without lifting a finger to help themselves.
Where I live in Florida we had 6 hurricanes in one season 2004. And it was neighbors helping neighbors community wide. We didn't wait for the federal govt to come and save us.