Met a lady yesterday in Texas who told me about the terrible ice storm last year. She was stuck in her home for roughly one week.
No propane heater.
No gas stove.
No bucket-toilet. No kitty litter.
Said her toilet quickly was full and gross. She scrunched her face when recounting that part.
No water. Discovered melting snow is not a great way to get water. Especially when you have no energy. After days of zero power, when rolling power came on, she tried to melt snow quickly until power would black out.
No way to heat food without grid electricity. But had no food anyway other than a couple of days.
One flashlight. One set of batteries. Ran out of batteries.
No radio. No comms at all. Incoming or outgoing.
Stayed in bed for several days not to freeze to death. No cold weather gear.
Her home was completely intact. With just minor prep she would have been comfortable.
I asked if she is ready for this winter. Does she have a small gas heater? Food? She said the event was very rare and she hopes it will not happen again ... She said that was once in a lifetime.
There's more at the link.
Even after experiencing that, she has still made no preparations in case it happens again.
What do you say to people like that - except for "Die as bravely as you can"?