TOTW: Natural disasters and other trouble
As anarchists, we may often find ourselves in challenging situations. This TOTW takes a looks at the anarchist relationship with natural disasters (hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, etc) and other major adverse events like insurrection, war, riots, and general trouble.
What can we do as anarchists when disaster (or trouble) strikes? How can we prepare and plan for these emergent situations? What does the anarchist response to such events look like? Are there any favorite tools, gadgets, technology (mesh networks?) or cell phone apps that one my find useful? What does anarchist infrastructure look like in terms of preparation and roll out?
What are some past examples of anarchist mutual-aid in times of disaster / trouble? What lessons in anarchist praxis can be learned and developed from these events? Any personal stories about living through such events and general experience?