During disasters and extreme weather, people often find their own government is a greater source of danger than their weather concerns.
Every government ultimately comes for all property, all money, all freedom, and to kill or cage all who resist.
Governments frequently wait for opportunities to disarm their subjects, and natural disasters provide one of the best opportunities.
Now the government of the U.S. Virgin Islands (which is supposedly subject to the American Bill of Rights) has decreed in advance of Hurricane Irma that government agents may seize any firearms belonging to private citizens. See here.