SAN DIEGO - Disasters can happen anytime, anywhere and last week's massive blackout is a prime example.
So we wanted to know: are you prepared?
Maurice Luque of the San Diego Fire and Rescue Department said people should have enough supplies to last about three days.
Fox 5 knocked on Karyna Estrada's Hillcrest home and all she had was a single candle, and no extra food or water.
â€œWe donâ€™t even have a flashlight in here," said Estrada.
But she said after "Black Thursday" sheâ€™s dedicated to making a change.
"People seem to get prepared right after they have a scare, but after that scare subsides they kind of forget.Â They kind of let it slide a little bit, and then they get another quick reminder of it when something like an outage happens," said Luque.
From the floods last winter -- to wildfires in 2003 and 2007, San Diego's history reminds us to be prepared.
Meaning--it's probably a good to idea to have more than just a candle.
The County of San Diego released a complete emergency preparedness checklist on their website