We have 'mandatory evac' orders here (FL) but similar.... you don't go.... Don't call us for help... we HAVE had it happen. You can imagine the 'surprise' when the dispatchers tell them: We're sorry but we are NOT sending anyone. We will log the request and try to respond when it is safe to do so..... They try to provide some over the phone direction of what to do (ie central room, no windows etc) but they do remind them that they WERE told to evacuate.

People have been told to use permanent marker to write their social security number on their arm so we can ID them later if necessary.

Our crews do NOT go out in sustained winds over 40 MPH. Just too dangerous.