Great point freedom. As I stated in another post, no one believes what the government is saying. People are already saying they are going to drive rather than fly. As people hunker down, imagine the hit on the economy. No going to movies, out to eat, etc.
Keeping your family home is going to be a decision many are going to have to make, and if you have the supplies on hand, it is going to be that much easier to make the decision.