The same thing has happened in countless other situations as well. On 9/11 many people in the towers received instructions from security to "stay put until "rescued" by authorities. Some listened, some other said "no way" and immediately took to the stairways to escape. Guess who lived?
Faced with an impending disaster scenario, are you one who will see the opportunity to leave and do so (Jump), or will you put your trust in the "trained experts" and listen to their instructions, no matter what?
I am not suggesting people ignore authorities during emergencies, but long ago I decided that the best place for me to be in a disaster is as far away from the source of trouble as possible, and I don't plan to wait for anyone to tell me to "go". I really think, regardless of the situation, you have to have a certain survival mindset beforehand. What about you?