This just shows the idiocy of leaving disaster preparedness to every tinpot little organisation like the Japanese did and suffered for it. It got to be done on a regionally and inter-organisation level- national is generally too far from the hazards to understand the hazards and local issues.
In Japan, Kindergarten drove their children into the path of danger. Family drove their members into gridlock and certain death. They was so poorly organised. Are we going to learn from that?