Mandatory hurricane evacuation

Discussion in 'Rants and Raves' started by ROGER4314, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. ROGER4314

    ROGER4314 Been Called "Flash" Since I Was A Kid!

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    For those of who deal with hurricanes on the Gulf Coast, we have another matter of concern. If a mandatory evacuation is called, the law can come to your home and force you to leave using "reasonable force!"

    Oh boy, I am in trouble with this one! I respect our law enforcement officers but wouldn't leave my home in a hurricane for any reason. Our county is a mandatory evacuation area because most of it is at low elevation. I am at 38 feet of elevation and storm surge is not a possibility here.

    I keep 30 days food & water, two generators, fuel and, of course, firearms ready at all times. Making me leave my home to risk life & limb out on the road is nuts. If I had somewhere to go like a relatives place or to stay with inland friends , I might leave but that is not the case.

    My home took a direct hit from Hurricane Ike and I weathered it out right here. We have a full set of window covers and we used them. We were damaged but not smashed. The roof was totaled, fence crushed and we took in some rainwater but she held together. This little place is stout!

    Here's the question: what are some ways that you could stay at home even if an evacuation is called assuming that your home is reasonably safe. I'd like your help to develop a plan that will AVOID confrontation or violence.

    I know, we all think about pulling a "John Wayne" and defending our homes to the death. There must be other things that can be done.

    Please make your comments NON VIOLENT or we'll get this thread locked up.


    Thanks!

    Flash
     


  2. TxEMTP69

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    I work for EMS on the coast and what we discussed when the mandatory evac was first instituted was that we are not forcing anyone to leave, but with the madatory evac order we are also not responsible for those who stay, that when we evac they are on their own and we will look for them when we return. This was stated by our Emergency Management Coordinator last year and I'm sure it will be repeated this year. We do not wish to force anyone out of their homes if they choose to stay, nor will they arrest someone for not leaving.
     
  3. Big country

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    But this ridiculous law the state is trying to pass is giving the police the right to arrest anyone who does not leave during an evac. And that is stupid. The only thing is that if you stay behind and get tore up, Don't get all pissed off at the government for not rescuing you if you chose to stay. That said all I can think of is to John Wayne it And fight to the death in your home. :lolz:
    Okay Honestly all I would know to do is call your senator or congressmen and tell them to vote against this garbage. I doubt it would do any good anyway they don't give a damn about what the people say anyway. :banghead:
     
  4. DCortez

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    Feel free to ransack my home. I'm evacuating and will be stuck on 290 for 14 hours.
     
  5. Hoji

    Hoji Bowling-Pin Commando

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    In, before the LEO holster sniffers who will say that it will be selectively enforced and you do not need to worry about it.

    A question that was asked on ARFCOM was what if you had no place to go? Would FEMA allow you to bring your guns to the shelter? I doubt it seriously,so the other bill Gov. Goodhair signed making it illegal to disarm Texans after a disaster is pretty much moot. The police will disarm you if you refuse to leave via arrest.


    Bad law.Period.
     
  6. DCortez

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    Plain and simple.
     
  7. cuate

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    Shades if Hitler's Germany-1939......Is there any freedom or freedom of choice left ordinary citizens ? America needs initiative & referandum whereas we the prople can force the politicos to make the needed laws and null and void the idiotic ones... Ya hear ?
     
  8. ROGER4314

    ROGER4314 Been Called "Flash" Since I Was A Kid!

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    OMG, I love this post! Thanks for sharing it!

    Some of the posts seem not to know that the rules have been recently changed and mandatory evacuations can now be enforced with arrest and "reasonable force." It has been on the news today (7-28-09) and I think the law becomes effective soon.

    I'm getting a creepy feeling here and the muscles in my jaw are beginning to tense up along with my trigger finger! I can see myself being confronted as I prepare my place for the blow. Remember, my county IS a normally evacuated area......except for my area which is high ground.

    THERE MUST BE A CIVILIZED WAY TO AVOID A VIOLENT CONFRONTATION BUT I JUST DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET THERE FROM HERE. DO I NEED TO HIDE IN MY DARKENED HOME LIKE A CRIMINAL? BACKING ME INTO A CORNER IS A REAL BAD PLACE TO BE!

    Think, guys.......non violent response! What the heck is a guy to do?

    Flash
     
  9. M. Sage

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    Board up the house, hide the vehicles and pretend you've evacuated.
     
  10. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

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    It's all about choice. It's exactly like having seatbelt laws or motorcycle helmet laws. Well not exactly, but kind of along the same lines. There are just some things that you don't need laws for.
     

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