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.