"Hey Rod..... Luckily, I'm not stuck in an apartment in some city. I live in a small sized city, (roughly 10,000 people) in a house with a garage. Oh, and I have a basement, sort of....well at least half a basement."
"A house with even half a basement is still pretty good. Is it possible that it could be flooded, is it close to a forested area that could be caught in a wildfire, has there been any earthquakes or tornado's in your area or any other acts of nature? If the answer is 'no', you're in a pretty good area. If the answer is 'yes', then you should prepare the same as the people in the apartments. Know where your escape routes are, have previsions on hand and keep your vehicle topped up with gas. It will be easier for you to have all of this organized because of the space you have to work with. If you need to escape the city, it will be a lot faster and easier than someone living in a city with millions of people. The other types of emergencies you need to be prepared for are the ones I've been discussing lately, the man made kind. They can be as devastating as the mother nature kind, in most cases, worse... because they will affect way more people."