After the Oroville evacuation this past Sunday, my wife thanked me for being prepared. We have the Car Kits, the Get Home BackPack and the BugOut bag. She asked me what else we'd pack in the 60 minutes the Oroville people were given to leave their homes. I whipped out my bugout list which has, in priority order, the things to take if we have time.
What I also told here is that we would not be taking anything else beyond those kits. Our priority would have been to get on the road before it was clogged with everybody else. What was important in Oroville was to get safely away. There was no societal breakdown. 50 miles one way or the other life would be normal. Walmart would have clothes and Chick-Fil-A supper. We mainly needed to get away more than "take" anything.
As Michael has been saying for some time: You're on your own. The poor people in Oroville had been told for several days that there was no need to panic. No need to evacuate, then BAM, YOU GOT 60 MINUTES. I'm hoping I would have been one to recognize the situation and to have taken a vacation on Thursday or Friday, not waiting till the last minute. Well on a larger scale, if I lived in CA, I hope I'd have sense to have left there altogether by now.