I see you have complaints about out Giant Robot Spider help program, We apologies for any Inconvenience this may have caused you.
Do to your complaint the following actions have been taken: Giant Robot Spiders have been dispatched to your location.
We know you had a choice of Aid providers and we thank you for your continued support. -- RecklessPrudence
Say what you will about the robot rescue spiders, and many citizens frequently did, but they were extremely effective. They saved hundreds of lives. Spared many houses.
Well. They spared many living spaces. They tended to do a number on the roofs, and the roads. And the omnibusses. And the buildings that they were rescuing people from.
On the other hand, fire didn't get a chance to spread and cause trouble for the neighbours. Loss of life was at a comparably favourable low. But only when compared to the deaths from Cholera, Dysentery, Typhoid, Measles, Mumps, and Chicken Pox combined. And, to be completely fair, the giant robot spiders put way less people inside the hospitals than the disasters would have.
And then the government, in their infinite wisdom and deep desire to serve the public with the least amount of expenditure and effort, decided to use the giant robot spiders for everything. Including repairing the damage caused by giant robot spiders.
They boasted that the city and its citizens have never been safer. And many f them were. They were the ones who could afford to live in manor houses outside the city limits.