Storm surge? What kind of person are you? People will die, and all you think about is surge? How much do you need?
Capitalism can drive rescue efforts. While its nice when regular people will spend their own money to help rescue others, not everyone can afford to do that but if theres a means to regain monetary value to help, more people can and will help. I'd rather 10,000 people go down to help with the dream of getting some extra cash and everyone is rescued versus only 1000 people that were financial able to help does and people are left dying from lack of rescue support.
Law enforcement, national guard, coast guard, they don't suspend their pay to help with rescue efforts.
We should embrass capitalism even in a disaster. It can drive more rescue efforts.
Imagine if thousands of helicopter pilots were to be like "$300 per roof top rescue" and people were willing to pay? People would be getting saved immediately as pilots from across multiple states rent out helicopters to go save people. Or would you rather there only be 10 helicopter available and many people are overlooked? Id rather there be 200 helicopters available if it means ill be more likely to be rescued in a timely manner even if it means I have to pay $300 for it to happen.