Indeed, it is a balancing act between protecting your citizens and allowing them to lead their lives. The best way to protect against x-events from within a society is through adaptation, acceptance, understanding, communication and a willingness to make changes in order to suit the new normal. The only way to survive in the natural world, is to be aware and cognizant of the risks, be prepared for the unexpected and unknown to happen and be brave enough to be willing to face the death of yourself and the death of others in the course of events stemming from the x-events, and the fact that the universe is likely to be far more complicated and unimaginable than we can possibly fathom with our current biological hardware and software between our ears.
There's a reason how Buddha came to the conclusion that this world of ours is nothing more than disguised suffering. Then again, I don't expect that to register for most people, unfortunately. It's only an illusion of freedom on this plane of existence; there is nothing really that we have control over in the strictest sense of the word that isn't fallible and malleable by outside factors. We are all going to die. That's just the way that it is. That's the way it's been. That's the way it's going to be. And there's nothing that we can do about it.
Enjoy your day folks!
Think about it.