Mandatory Evacuation

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  1. Henry Gale

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    This is not a thread about prune juice. I'm also not interested in the public safety or common sense aspects of EVACUATION.
    My interest is legal, constitutional....what are ones rights as a homeowner when the "authorities" come around with bullhorns and tell everyone to "Leave Your Homes Immediately!"
    This probably varies from state to state. Long ago I was told that no one can make you evacuate your home in Texas. But I have no legal referance for that.



    Sample answers that we can skip past:
    1)If a heavily armed S.W.A.T. team tells me to go, I'm goin!
    2)Only an idiot would a ignore a tornado (hurricane, fire, poison cloud, falling space station) warning.

    I'm interested in a little known subject, our personal property rights.
     
  2. Jack Briggs

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    I've been evacuated from my various homes over the years more than I care to remember. Last time, when a Beechcraft Bonanza crashed into the apartment building across the street from me (all of forty feet away), I was told in no uncertain terms by LAPD that I had to leave my building immediately. They cut me no slack.
     
  3. Henry Gale

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    I'd also leave when told. But I'm curious about any rights we might have to "go down with the ship."
     
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    There may be a reason why the authorities may want to legally force people to evacuate: to prevent looting of businesses or potential criminal activities. Empty stores and businesses are easy targets during a natural disaster.
     
  5. Henry Gale

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    David, is looting a middle-class trait? [​IMG]

    Don't answer that, I'm really not trying to get my thread closed.
     
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    Wasn't that the time you snuck back in and laid low, Jack? [​IMG]


    Peace Out~[​IMG]
     
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    But are the kind of people that'd loot businesses at such a time the kind of people who would follow orders to evacuate? Seems to me that such an occurance could lead to more looting.
     
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  10. Malcolm R

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    I don't think people should be forced from their homes, but I do think that if you choose to stay, at that point your safety is totally your own responsibility. No calling "911" when things get hairy and expecting someone to swoop in and rescue you. You ignored advice to evacuate, you deal with the consequences (no matter how dire).
     
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    The current storm in NC forced a "mandatory" evacuation order, but people are free to stay if they wish under a strict curfew. Not that its necessarily smart, but it certainly is their right.
     
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    Yup!
     
  14. Malcolm R

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    They also recommended that people who choose to stay write their names on their arm so that they may be identified later in case of death or incapacitating injury. (read in a story on CNN.com).
     
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    This is what I'm talking about (from CNN.com):

    Why should the rescue personnel risk their lives because of other people's stupidity? These people should have left two days ago. I think they should be left to fend for themselves.
     
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    A better solution would be to make sure that they knew that they were not supposed to be there, and then send them a bill for the rescue!

    Glenn
     
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    Is it watertight?

    Glenn
     
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