I'm a married mom of two little kids, we live in a huge high-rise condo that's packed full of young families, we have an online message board and when Sandy ravaged New York and killed 1 person here, in Toronto, no one in our development was worried that our city/condo development might lose power, the general attitude here is that "someone" will surely come and save us all in case of a similar disaster or it'll never be as bad as in New York. I'm pretty sure no one is preparing for anything, I know my neighbours well and pretty much everyone has the same attitude, some families here have 3 and even 4 kids but no one is thinking ahead, judging by everyone's "who cares, we'll be fine" views. No one knows that I'm storing and increasing my stores, I'm very careful but I can already envision neighbours with kids coming to my door to ask for food/water...
My mom has a large house 1 hour away from Toronto but it has gigantic glass windows and almost no privacy, with very crappy neighbours that tell on each-other to the city if they see anything, so going there will not be a safe option for our little family, so I decided that we'll stay in the condo, it's very large, we're on one of the top floors and don't have a balcony, which makes me feel safe and our front door (fire door) has been enforced with a brand new heavy-duty lock. My husband has a similar attitude as our neighbours unfortunately so I'm the lonely prepper in the family for now.
So far, we have 1 months' worth of water/food/supplies/first aid/waste disposal..etc I'm working on 6 months but what I'm really worried about is our neighbours... I KNOW they will ask for stuff.. I'm trying to weigh different scenarios and what to say/not to say to them.