Phoenix, thanks for the details of your experience.
By this time the predators had also shown up to loot the damaged homes and rob people. We had patrols set up to guard against it, but our biggest danger was the citizen patrols. They tended to shoot first and ask questions later if they could not identify you. Once the powers that be came to grips with the fact that people were going to defend their own they began to work with them and it worked out pretty good.
Can you share some more details how everyone worked together? How was this managed / coordinated?
Alea iacta est ("The die has been cast")