Don't get me wrong, this is a very bad event. And when I posted this the death toll was at 120, hence the (currently).
As for the sniping, lawlessness, gangs, etc... That doesn't count. Someplace in Asia is devastated and they band to gether to survive. Someplace in US devastated, people de-evolve and sink further into the Choas. This is called Darwinism people. I say rope off the city and let what will be be. Can you say "John Carpenter's Escape from New Orleans" ?