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#290472 - 09/11/18 01:08 PM 1 in 4 won't evacuate
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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/even-a...ry-4/ar-BBN9Vkw

After all, it's only a cat Four....Particularly interesting to see the awareness of CO poisoning and use of generators
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#290474 - 09/11/18 02:02 PM Re: 1 in 4 won't evacuate [Re: hikermor]
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I can see the merits of staying put if living in a hurricane resistant home that is above the worst likely flood height.

More shocking to me is the lack of awareness re CO poisoning from portable generators.

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#290480 - 09/11/18 07:31 PM Re: 1 in 4 won't evacuate [Re: hikermor]
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I see 48-24 hours prior to be a realistic evac window...after that batten down the hatches

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#290483 - 09/11/18 08:54 PM Re: 1 in 4 won't evacuate [Re: hikermor]
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We are already receiving family members and friends from the coastal areas. Most have already evacuated, at least inland a hundred miles or so.

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#290484 - 09/11/18 09:01 PM Re: 1 in 4 won't evacuate [Re: hikermor]
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According to news bulletins, "mandatory evacuations" have been ordered for low lying coastal regions. "Mandatory evacuation" is an interesting term; at least in CA, it merely means that you should leave and that responders are not necessarily under any obligation to undertake rescue. You will not be hassled or charged if you remain in your residence. You are basically on your own.

I was in a mandatory evac zone last year and we got out promptly; for one very good reason,it makes first responders work much simpler. They don't have the death wails of screaming victims distracting them from the work at hand.

Not sure how this works in other jurisdictions but it seems to work reasonably well in CA. Looky-loos and those wandering around do get hassled and charged, if they are up to no good.

What are the ground rules on the East Coast?
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#290485 - 09/11/18 09:03 PM Re: 1 in 4 won't evacuate [Re: hikermor]
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As far as I know, pretty much the same. I have seen some areas receiving "very strong encouragement" to leave, but no forced evacuations.

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#290488 - 09/11/18 09:05 PM Re: 1 in 4 won't evacuate [Re: Montanero]
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What ever happened to the legendary "FEMA Camps," so beloved by hard core survivalists???
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#290491 - 09/11/18 10:21 PM Re: 1 in 4 won't evacuate [Re: hikermor]
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Those come afterward, when the people are starving and realize they have no other choice because they did not prepare well enough.

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#290492 - 09/11/18 10:32 PM Re: 1 in 4 won't evacuate [Re: Montanero]
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Originally Posted By: Montanero
As far as I know, pretty much the same. I have seen some areas receiving "very strong encouragement" to leave, but no forced evacuations.


That in my view is as it should be, in peace time in a democracy.
Advise people to leave, certainly.
Warn them that no rescue is available if they later change their mind, yes.
Forced evacuation at gun point, not acceptable in my view in peace time.

During hurricane Katrina there was a lot of ill feeling regarding forced evacuations, and it would seem that lessons have been learned and that TPTB respond more reasonably now.

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#290507 - 09/12/18 04:58 PM Re: 1 in 4 won't evacuate [Re: hikermor]
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Originally Posted By: hikermor
What ever happened to the legendary "FEMA Camps," so beloved by hard core survivalists???


The camps are out there, ready equipped for the illegal, non constitutional detention of innocent law abiding American citizens.
The perimeters are protected by secret alien technology that projects government mind control rays, as a result people can drive right past without seeing the fate that awaits them.

One of the camps was so well hidden that even the federal government cant find it.

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