We have been taught for many, many years - to get prepared. How many are heeding that Prophetic Counsel? We never know what is ahead but...the Lord does and He has taught us thing to do to get ready for whatever lies ahead; both spiritually and temporally. We would do well to heed that counsel in every way that we can. Sincere prayer will help us know what to do each day.
Too often we bask in our comfortable complacency and rationalize that the ravages of war, economic disaster, famine, and earthquake cannot happen here. Those who believe this are either not acquainted with the revelations of the Lord, or they do not believe them. Those who smugly think these calamities will not happen, that they somehow will be set aside because of the righteousness of the Saints, are deceived and will rue the day they harbored such a delusion. - Ezra Taft Benson