I am an emergency department travel nurse that has been working in NorCal for the past two years. I have not directly lived or worked in an area of one of the wildfires, but I have worked in areas very close to these communities. I have taken care of displaced residents and experienced one of PG & E’s power outages that last days. Even though they were sending out warnings, most people are not prepared. Not being prepared not only puts your life in danger, but it also puts a strain on the resources of people and organizations who are trying to help everyone meet their needs. I just wish more people would take it seriously and realized it CAN happen to you.