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Fri Nov 2, 2012, 01:12 AM Nov 2012

Would you comply with a mandatory evacuation order? [View all]

You live in an area that is subject to a mandatory evacuation area (hurricane/wildfire/tsunami etc.). You are given 6 hours notice to pack-up essentials and exit the area to an evacuation center/or area not subject to a mandatory evacuation order. You are informed that no emergency assistance will be available. Do you comply with the order or do you stick it out and hope for the best?

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Yes, I would comply with the order and evacuate.
21 (81%)
No, I would not comply and stick it out.
4 (15%)
Other (Explain)
1 (4%)
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I'd get out, but it is not easy to move a whole bunch of animals Tumbulu Nov 2012 #1
Let's say for the purpose of discussion... ellisonz Nov 2012 #4
When was this? jsmirman Nov 2012 #5
It was in Arizona in the early 90's pre Katrina Tumbulu Nov 2012 #11
I wonder if in a situation like yours it would be different now jsmirman Nov 2012 #19
You know all this discussion Tumbulu Nov 2012 #23
Yes, it's awful stuff to contemplate jsmirman Nov 2012 #47
It isn't easy which is why you have to plan in advance and hold drills aquart Nov 2012 #17
One can have plans for pets (and horses and milk cows/goats- ie tame enough to trailer) and person Tumbulu Nov 2012 #53
As long as I could take my animals, yes jsmirman Nov 2012 #2
For this hypothetical ellisonz Nov 2012 #6
Right now it's just me and a highly transportable cat jsmirman Nov 2012 #12
Wayne Pacelle of The Humane Society of the US StarryNite Nov 2012 #18
I have responded to several evacuate orders already, not to mention hollysmom Nov 2012 #3
It's not even a debate nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #7
I did comply. Behind the Aegis Nov 2012 #8
Holy crap, that must have been hell jsmirman Nov 2012 #13
It was not at all pleasant. Behind the Aegis Nov 2012 #21
Poor finches : ( jsmirman Nov 2012 #43
Show me the door and I'm out it! LadyHawkAZ Nov 2012 #9
Yes, agree we just don't know what situation someone is in jsmirman Nov 2012 #14
I was packed and ready to go Sat night because of the tsunami warning Cha Nov 2012 #10
Aloha ellisonz Nov 2012 #20
No, I was watching a movie and keep checking Cha Nov 2012 #24
Depends on what kind of disaster. JVS Nov 2012 #15
Yes.... ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #16
In March of last year, I was about to get "manditorily" evacuated, Art_from_Ark Nov 2012 #22
yes if I can get the cat corraled KT2000 Nov 2012 #25
Given six hours, yes. politicat Nov 2012 #26
All of SoCal is a seasonal fire zone, as is the Central Coast where I live Hekate Nov 2012 #27
Definitely XemaSab Nov 2012 #28
"Evacuating is totally a thing" ellisonz Nov 2012 #42
I picked Other FreeJoe Nov 2012 #29
With over 50 guns in the house, I'd be forced to stay michreject Nov 2012 #30
No Stinky The Clown Nov 2012 #31
"Leave the rare paintings, take the sopressata salami." ellisonz Nov 2012 #37
Hell yes, we would get out. HappyMe Nov 2012 #32
Most of my family lives on the Gulf Coast and does evacuate. PATXgirl Nov 2012 #33
Oh, yes. BadgerKid Nov 2012 #34
Absolutely. Out the door in less than an hour. Barack_America Nov 2012 #35
Definitely. Not worth the lives of my family to ride out the storm. nt. OldDem2012 Nov 2012 #36
I did once and almost got killed in the evacuation Horse with no Name Nov 2012 #38
You kidding? Xyzse Nov 2012 #39
No, I most certainly not kidding. ellisonz Nov 2012 #41
I was ordered out during the Monument fire here in So Az panader0 Nov 2012 #40
We had one here for Sandy and I did not oberliner Nov 2012 #44
I may or I may not me b zola Nov 2012 #45
Hell, I'd comply with a suggested evacuation order Orangepeel Nov 2012 #46
All things being equal, yes. LanternWaste Nov 2012 #48
It depends sarisataka Nov 2012 #49
The dog is always with us. We would try to round up the cats but, yes, we'd be gone after 6 hours Rowdyboy Nov 2012 #50
Would that it would be so simple to make an 'either or' choice. Melinda Nov 2012 #51
Knowing myself, probably not. But I would keep quiet about it and encourage others to comply. cthulu2016 Nov 2012 #52
yes, but I would not pass judgement on those who choose to say Liberal_in_LA Nov 2012 #54
Maybe, and that's a promise. Tierra_y_Libertad Nov 2012 #55
I would bug out any time there... Whiskeytide Nov 2012 #56
I did and didn't even have an hour to evacuate. Initech Nov 2012 #57
One of the reasons why Cuba has the world's best hurricane response record dipsydoodle Nov 2012 #58
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