Having everything you own reduced to a numbered cot in a FEMA camp is not how you want to find yourself in an emergency. It is not only a terrible position to find yourself in, but it could also be a dangerous one. The camps are meant to assist unprepared citizens and house people that have been evacuated. Evacuees could be voluntary or mandatory, depending on the situation.
While the camps serve their purpose for regional disasters, they can become dangerous areas during pandemics or attacks. Any large gathering of people would be dangerous during a pandemic. A FEMA emergency camp could also easily become a secondary target for a multi-target terrorist attack. Terrorists have been known to attack first responders and evacuation areas after the initial attack. Hopefully you already realize that relying on FEMA resources is not the best strategy for surviving disasters. The article below details six ways to avoid entanglements with FEMA or the National Guard in the event of these disasters.