It's hard to take a threat seriously until it's in your own backyard. It's becoming clear that you can never be prepared too early. At this point almost all local stores are closed. There's no going out for supplies, you're left with whatever you have at home. It's super important for everyone to have a solid plan for any emergency, no matter how unlikely it seems.
This video was taken of the #whittierfire in Goleta earlier this year.