People act differently there.
On April 25, 1908, a tornado touched down in Griffin, GA. This was part of an event that is called the 1908 Dixie Tornado outbreak where 29 tornados across 15 States killed over 300 people. I blame Climate Change ...
In Griffin, 7 people died (plus another one in neighboring Locust Grove). It also damaged the Mill, where most people in town worked. The Mill, the town, and most of its people faced financial ruin. And so the townspeople worked together to repair the mill and get it running again.
They didn't wait for the town to be declared a Disaster Area, or for the National Guard to come in and sort things out. They picked up their tools and got to work.
This country has lost a lot in the last 50 years.