There are definite signs that something is not right, ie the tide has gone out, boats are high and dry, it is intuitive but maybe you just can't recognize it. "They" will look after the problem.
Finally you can see trouble brewing in the distance, its surreal. The wave is so big, and powerful it takes the breath away, somehow it is not clicking that if it is big out there, it will be big when it hits the shore. Nonetheless people stand idle, transfixed.
All this time, the "experts" are trying to tell you what the problem is but you just don't listen. There is conflicting reports from "authorities". Finally the "early" adopters, preppers, doom and gloomers, nutbars and associated non conformists make the first move
Of course by that time, you know the EOTWAWKI is coming, but you know, its kind of , well, too late.