Did Hurricane Irene (or some other extreme event) get you into emergency preparedness?
This obviously applies most to those on the east coast of the U.S.
I was perusing one of my usual survival/preparedness forums recently and someone said something to the effect of “I wonder how many preppers will be born out of Hurrican Irene”. Certainly, plenty of people have been without power for days and can now probably appreciate keeping backups for basics around. People tend to pay more attention to this stuff when dramatic events like storms and earthquakes happen (though I think backups and survival strategies are more useful for more mundane things, like economic crisis).
Have you created or improved on your disaster kit because of Irene or another extreme event?