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Luckily I don't live in an area prone to natural disasters. Around here people panic before a major snow storm though. I blame the forecasters for making almost every snowfall sound like it's the next storm of the century. It's common knowledge that you should avoid the grocery store before a snowfall because everyone is there stocking up on bread and milk. I find it much more rational to keep a supply of flour, water, yeast, and powdered milk (among other things) on hand so that I don't need to run to the store. Wish someone could get through to those people standing in line at the grocery store before the inclement weather--if you live in an are where you might get snowed-in, wouldn't it be less stressful to just be prepared?