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Evacuate in a Storm

Evacuate in a Storm
Evacuating your home means you leave your home to find a safe place. This is often done in storms, such as the current hurricane Irma. Many do not feel the need to leave their homes, as they want to stay for a variety of reasons. Some people are not physically able to leave their homes, such as the disabled. They do not have anyone to turn to, so they stay and wait out the storm, no matter how dangerous it is. Others do not stay informed with the weather, so they may not be aware of what is really going on (however, this is becoming less and less of a reason now days). Some individuals will not leave as they feel their home will be damaged further by looters. Or they feel they can better protect their homes if they stay.

Some families refuse to leave their home as they want to be there for their pets. They view their pets as family (which is the right thing to do). Many people would not know what to do with pets should they evacuate their homes. Should one decide to evacuate, they should make sure to take the following items with them: license/photo ID, spare clothes and shoes, a flashlight with extra batteries, non-perishable food items, water bottles, toiletries, medications, eye glasses, contact numbers of friends and family, important documents such as wills, money/credit cards, and any personal items that are important to the individual.

Each individual will be responsible for making the decision on whether to evacuate their home or not, unless it is mandatory that evacuation takes place.

Pros
  • safer/ not as dangerous
  • people are out of the way when FEMA and national guard are there to start clean up process
  • individuals are not relying on help to evacuate when it is too late

Cons
  • flights can be very expensive
  • pets can often not travel with
  • roads will be busy
  • gas supplies may be limited
  • can be hard to find someplace safe to go
  • hotels may be booked
  • gas supplies may be limited

Supporters

Anonymous

when you stay put you loose

Well as we've all seen in the news, those people who didn't get to evacuate immediately during a storm are the ones to experience death or getting stuck in the storm with no food or anything left for them. So if you stay put you loose, you may loose your life or even the ones you love. What will happen during a storm is unpredictable so you never know if you will survive in your place or not. So just to play safe, EVACUATE
Posted by Anonymous on 09-09-2017
Mahshiemonalisa

as long as I had somewhere to go

If I had family or friends to stay with in a safe area I would definitley evacuate. This is not true for everyone, and they might be forced to pay for an expensive hotel. Not everyone can afford to evacuate between the gas money, the time off work, and the cost of a hotel. However, we have many friends across the country and thankfully we could evacuate if need be with a free place to stay. I think I would feel safer leaving. Although, I understand that this would be a hard decision to make.
Posted by Mahshiemonalisa on 09-10-2017
kingcool52

Depends

It obviously depends on the storm of course. If it is actually dangerous and a threat to the people living in the area, then it is probably a good idea to evacuate in a storm. There is just no point taking a risk with storms. It's just better to evacuate. I think the most important thing is that you give yourself enough time to evacuate.
Posted by kingcool52 on 09-09-2017
Alexa

If the advice it to evacuate then do it

One should evacuate as soon as they can especially if children are involved or elderly people. They won't be able to take care of themselves if there is an emergency.

The idea of staying and risking not only your life, and others that come to rescue you isn't wise at all. I would only leave if that was the advice, or if I had somewhere else to stay and to visit family or friends while the storm dies down.

Posted by Alexa on 09-09-2017
limberg

Head to safer ground

We normally evacuate to a safer place when there is a major storm that is expected to cause major flooding. If we stay put at our house if there is a severe storm, there's a high chance that we will get stuck in waist deep water along with our car. That's why we just try to find a cheap hotel to spend a couple of days at whenever such catastrophic events occur.

For minor storms and weather disturbances, we just stay at home and hope that everything will be well.

Oh, with regards to our pets, we have a van where they can stay if ever we evacuate. They stay at the back of the van. It's well ventilated so they could stay there overnight.

Posted by limberg on 09-10-2017
Sue

Leave

I would definitely leave if there was an evacuation. There is really nothing you can do during a story to lessen the impact. The storm is stronger then you are. Why risk your life or the life of your family by staying and rising out the storm? Damage will be done whether you are there or not. It is best to be somewhere save until the storm passes.
Posted by Sue on 09-09-2017
Mehano

Smartest option

I think that any smart and reasonable person would evacuate in a big storm. Especially if you receive multiple warnings from the governments and everybody around the world. Why would anybody not evacuate? Beats me.

The Florida's Irma is the perfect example. Many have already moved to a safer place which is the only correct thing to do. I prefer to stay alive and safe rather than get hurt or killed because I was stubborn.

Posted by Mehano on 09-09-2017
Jonathan Solomon

The Smarter Option

It's easier said than done to evacuate from a potential life threatening storm. Basically, taking all the most important belongings you have while leaving the rest behind. In some examples, those that have dwelled in a neighborhood for over 25+ years must leave what they know in order to save themselves and loved ones. Though in my mind, it seems like the more logical and practical thing to do. Thankfully, I've never been in a scenario that involved me having to evacuate from a severe storm such as a hurricane. However, if I was put in this situation, immediate safety for myself and family come to mind. In which case, evacuating would be the first thing we'd do.
Posted by Jonathan Solomon on 09-09-2017
Denis_P

Best way to go.

I'm a pretty hard headed person, so I would imagine I would definitely have a hard time evacuating during a storm, but I honestly think it is the safest option. It is ridiculously important not to underestimate very strong storms, because at best you might find yourself waist deep in flood water, and at worst you'll be crushed by your house. Houses and material possessions can ultimately be replaced, as sad as it may be to lose them. Your life on the other hand, you only get one.
Posted by Denis_P on 09-13-2017
simplym

I would evacuate if at risk!

The weather worldwide is definitely changing and definitely a scary feeling. The cons you listed just shows that it is extremely important that everyone saves an emergency fund just encase something like this happens. And, if one does not have any emergency fund to start saving.

Living in California, I only had to evacuate once due to the wildfires. We received reverse calls telling us to evacuate and we did. But a few hours, it was an error and our area did not have to, so we returned home. But we went because we were told to. There are families who do not wan to evacuate until they see the fire in-front of their eyes, but that is just making it harder for emergency personnel to get their job done and delaying because now those who did not evacuate they have to make sure everyone is safe.

I would evacuate if I am told to, or in this case where Irma is said to be a strong one, I would definitely get things packed and leave because that is definitely scary! There has never been a storm where I live in Southern California, so I do not know how to deal with that.. the only bad condition we had was wildfires where we had a week off from school/ major work companies and a black out for one entire day.

Posted by simplym on 09-09-2017
overcast

Evacuating is Reasonable

Often we don't know the gravity of the storm. And for this reason It'd be reasonable to leave the town or the home. Because we can't really fix things that easily. And for this reason going away is safe and also cost effective for many people. I'd say people need to learn this if they wish to survive.
Posted by overcast on 09-09-2017
JoeMilford
You are so right. I live just south of Atlanta, and thousands of people from Florida have migrated here this weekend because of hurricane Irma. It has been unpredictable, and it will be hitting my city today, but after watching footage of the Panhandle get hit yesterday, I am so glad people found a way, no matter how difficult it was, to escape that terribly dangerous situation. We are still not out of the woods yet. 50 mile an hour winds today and flood watches.
Joteque

Mandatory Evacuation if necessary!!

I live in the Caribbean in the twin Island state of Antigua and Barbuda. We've just experienced the passing of Hurricane Irma at Category 5 packing winds up 185 miles per hour. As a matter of fact, they were saying that this one is a Category 5 plus! It devastated Barbuda leaving only a dozen or less houses standing on the entire island with one fatality. Other islands like the British Virgin Islands and St. Maarten and Anguilla and Cuba have experienced this as well. Irma is now on it's way to Florida bearing the same strength of a powerful Hurricane. At Category 5, for most houses this is not sustainable conditions by which most structures will withstand such a powerful storm. The stories coming from my sister island is truly heart wrenching. Wall houses bursting into pieces, 40ft containers and boats being tossed far away from original location. The natural lagoon has been breached to name a few. We are currently seeking global support as the entire island has to be evacuated and residents being transported to Antigua before Hurricane Jose passes over Barbuda. We are now on hurricane watch for yet another Category 4 storm Jose. The government has issued a 'mandatory evacuation' for residents on our sister island Barbuda as the island is devastated, over 95% island wide. The situation will always vary based on pending circumstances. Sometimes it may not be the decision of the home owner but a decision which involves National security as this is the case of Barbuda where a mandatory evacuation has been executed. Here in Antigua, we did not experience the full effects as the storm shifted slightly northward moving the hurricane force winds away. However because of the magnitude of the storm (with wind gust up to 225 milesper hour!)we sustained damages to buildings and properties. The decision to evacuate or to ride out the storm is one which involves more than a show of sentimental value. It is very difficult and perhaps even unimaginable to consider leaving home sometimes even when all the odds are against the thought. Nevertheless life and family and pets is first priority, no matter how critical the situation. Once family, life and pets are safe then a strategic decision based on circumstances should be considered without hesitation.
Posted by Joteque on 09-09-2017
JoeMilford

Evacuate When Possible

If you have been warned by officials to evacuate in order to stay safe during violent or inclement weather, then you should do so whenever possible. I have heard horror stories, growing up near the Gulf and Atlantic, of people who stayed put in their homes and lost their lives and/or everything else. I had to evacuate from Savannah, Georgia once, years and years ago, and I was just lucky that I had some good friends further north to put me up in their house. Not everyone has this luxury, so I understand the hesitation when it comes to evacuating, but it is not worth losing your life over.
Posted by JoeMilford on 09-10-2017
Marvadaum

It would be crazy not to

If there is an evacuation taking place why would someone be crazy enough to stay put? I know we all value our homes and the things we worked hard for but material good can always be purchased again. You live can't.
Posted by Marvadaum on 09-09-2017
giovanniiiii

Prevention is better than cure

The weather reports and forecasts have given warnings and they have predicted how strong these forces of nature will be barging in, but they are just mere predictions and can change anytime without further notice. Evacuating very far from the area of the storm is safer as there is no telling how devastating the storms could get. In worst cases, there are tornadoes that comes along. It is part of human nature to seek what is best for survival.
Posted by giovanniiiii on 09-09-2017
anna

Evacuate ahead of time with your pets

After traumatic experiences with hurricanes I plan on always evacuating ahead of time with my pets and any irreplaceable items when storms will be effecting my area. I can't imagine staying and think it's irresponsibly to stay. It's also completely unacceptable to leave pets behind.
Posted by anna on 09-10-2017
Pink_Turtle

just get out of there!

I will go with getting out of there as quick as possible, I rather lose some money in hotels or gas than losing my life, I will say it's a smarter investment... I believe it's pretty dangerous to stay put and wait for nothing, if you got the chance to get out, just do it!
Posted by Pink_Turtle on 09-08-2017
wiseagent

Evacuate!

I've never been there, but it must be very difficult to imagine a family having to leave their home because that place (with all the objects inside) was a great achievement (not to mention the family moments, something that certainly has a huge personal value)... But as life has to always come first, I would - if it were really necessary - evacuate the place.
Posted by wiseagent on 09-09-2017
zheh

Save yourself

Ofcourse when there's an announcement by the government to evacuate my place and i know they have the reason cause i might be in danger if i stay in my home, then i will evacuate. I will bring all the important things that i can bring and lock my house. So that, when the disaster is over and if i'm lucky i will still find my house intact and safe. And if the disaster really hits my home, then i'm also lucky cause i'm still alive and i still have the important thing that i brought with me. It's better than being hard headed and stay in my home and die in the end or survive but my home is completely wrecked and i did not have the chance to save anything.
Posted by zheh on 09-11-2017
williamk

Evacuate

It's better to be safe than sorry, evacuating is the better option. When you are out of storms way you will always come back to rebuild your place, unlike when you are in the storm you risk your health and life. You will always have the energy to start afresh after the storm since property is lost and recovered, but life and health cannot
Posted by williamk on 09-09-2017
Soulwatcher

Get out of dodge!

I know some people are stubborn and won't leave their homes. For example my step dad wants to ride out the hurricane. But me myself I would pack everything up and get out of dodge. Because no ,matter what personal property you have, its not worth your life. It's better to lose everything in a storm and come back and rebuild then lose your life or a loved one.
Posted by Soulwatcher on 09-09-2017
Barida

Save yourself first.

I do not understand the reason someone should think about staying put in a situation like a storm considering that things may go sour and lives would be lost. Staying in a place where there is news of an impending storm is like using your hands to hand yourself over to death, which is really a bad choice for me.

I understand that evacuating would make you spend more money on hotels and all that, but it is better to run to a place where your life would be safer than having to meddle with death by staying put.

Posted by Barida on 09-09-2017
galegatling
You have to have an open mind. Of course it would depend on the type of storm. If it is recommended to evacuate, and if they think that it will be safe because their house is built with solid materials and the area isn't prone to flooding etc., why not? I would stay too if I am sure that it won't hurt me. I'd rather stay than evacuate with the weather so unpredictable, might cost me everything and even lose something in return.
jeiyyy

at your own risk

I think it depends though if the Government advises that people should evacuate , then we should,still it's for our good and safety.
Posted by jeiyyy on 09-09-2017
geloi

Evacuate when advised by Government

It is always advisable to evacuate when the storm reaches its peak strength. The Television and the Government gives early warnings of Strong Weather conditions and advises its subordinates to evacuate if needed.
Posted by geloi on 09-09-2017
ajahcuizon

Evacuate

It is better to be safe than to feel regret. Storm is something that is inevitable. We should always be precautious with all the calamities that may happen. Being safe should always be our priority, as life is something we can never take back to us so we should make sure to take care of it.
Posted by ajahcuizon on 11-18-2018

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Stay Put in a Storm

Stay Put in a  Storm
Many individuals will decide if there is an emergency to stay put instead of evacuating their homes. They will stock up on the neccessary food items that are needed, such as bottled water and non perishable foods. They will board up their windows to stay safer during a hurricane. Many individuals have already applied "hurricane film" to their windows, which is a clear plastic film placed over windows year round. Storm shutters can be placed on the house. These permanent fixtures are on the expensive side, however,one can just pull the shutters into place before the storm takes place.

High impact glass can be used on windows. These windows are double paned, but are on the expensive side. Garage doors can also be protected by adding large pieces of wood over them. Every door should also be checked to make sure that there are no loose screws.

Should you decide to stay at home, make sure you have a radio with batteries so you can listen to the updates on the weather. Stay indoors to keep safe and stay away from windows. Make sure to have water for several days, as well as non-perishable food items. Make sure your flashlight has batteries, as well as extras in case the ones you are using go dead. Ahead of time, secure exterior doors, including garage doors. Stay on the first floor, in a small interior room, such as a hallway or bathroom.

Pros
  • often cheaper
  • easier to just stay put for some
  • do not have to worry about mobs of people when driving away

Cons
  • weather is not safe
  • looters may be in the area

Supporters

Anonymous

I think I can take care of myself

I'm not going to lie, if I had to make the choice I think I would be one of the ones to stay. I have no kids, so I don't have to worry about doing what's best for them, and I'm young and healthy and would have a better chance than many at surviving. Why be one more to clog up the road? I can't blame anybody for wanting to stay except maybe people with children.

I don't think I would ever move anywhere at this point anyways though. Until the consequences of global warming really start to pan out seems like it's a bad investment.

Posted by Anonymous on 09-09-2017
Anonymous

Safe Room

For me, I'll just stay at home where its safe, because including a huge Safe Room in building a house just in-case a huge storm hits, making people who built a Safe Room in their house won't have any problem staying and surviving while the storm is still ongoing, so I'll just stay at home in my Safe Room
Posted by Anonymous on 09-09-2017
Xilkozuf

If you have a safe room but it depends...

There are place that are safer during a storm than other places, and if you live in a place where storms are pretty common that place might very well be your very own house. If it's built well with enough protection against storms, then you have no reason to evacuate at all! Evacuation should be done only in the worst cases, like if your area is not used to storms so you don't know how your house will handle it. Otherwise, your house will protect you enough I think.
Posted by Xilkozuf on 09-09-2017
galegatling
Yeah this is what I thought too. If it's solid enough to get through a storm or hurricane without any major damages, then it will probably be fine to stay on safe room. But then again, if the broadcast says that it's a super one and no house is safe, then you might have to think again.
BigDreamer

Totaly Depends

It totally depends on the storm. There is no reason to evacuate during a cat 2 if you don't live in a near prone to flooding. I have actually driven to work during a cat 1 because my office didn't even close.
Posted by BigDreamer on 09-13-2017
wallet

Stay put

This depends on the situation and my location at the time when the storm starts, if I am away from home somewhere on the street I would probably take cover somewhere safe, but if I am in my home, I would go down in the basement and wait for the storm to pass. It is safer in my house than anywhere else when is a storm outside.
Posted by wallet on 09-10-2017

Comments

Rhodolite
Depends on the situation. If it's not above Category 2 then I'd stay put for a few reasons depending on area. FL for example in many parts have to build their homes to withstand up to Cat 3 hurricane force winds/rain/flooding. If it's just a Cat 2 and under type of storm I'd just ride it out with prepped food and sandbags, ect. If it was clear that it would be larger than that then evacuation would be in order because items can be replaced but people can't. Irma just plowed through Cuba and is still a Cat 4 re-strengthening to a Cat 5. Nope the heck out of there.
Posted by Rhodolite on 09-08-2017
rogel
Evacuation depends if your government will request all the people living within the vicinity where the strong storm will land fall. Declare zero casualties in the area where people is require to leave their respective home to keep them safe and away from unnecessary accidents that may cause threat to the life of people.
Posted by rogel on 09-08-2017
Corzhens
We have a recent typhoon last week and the government had initiated a voluntary evacuation some days before the turbulent winds came. But a day before the arrival of the typhoon, the government made a forced evacuation for fear that heavy rains and gusty winds will topple trees and structures. With that effort, I think many lives were saved because the typhoon destroyed the homes and crops and even trees were also devastated.
Posted by Corzhens on 09-20-2018
jyy
It depends on whether or not you are underground in a basement or something. If not, then, you have to evacuate. Nonetheless, a lot of those people don't have the economic means to get out. Unfortunately, their situation looks grim.
Posted by jyy on 09-09-2017
lovely
I wonder how a reasonable person will stay put in the face of a storm, it doesn't make sense, one is just walking into danger.There should be a whole lot of evacuation in the face of any natural disaster.A lot of people lost their lives in this recent hurricane because they had refused to evacuate.So in any imminent natural disaster.Evacuation is the way out.
Posted by lovely on 09-09-2017
williamk
A storm never lasts a season just a few days and it's gone, I would wonder why to take a risk that will endanger your life because of your property. If you really have to stay you have to follow up with the weather forecast and decide if its safe to stay or to evacuate.
Posted by williamk on 09-09-2017
Anonymous
For me it depends on the situation like for example if you are leaving beside ocean you should evacuate as early as possible to keep safety from big waves which is very dangerous. On the other hand if you are leaving far away from the ocean I think you can stay, however you should be also prepared so that, if there is an evacuation order you can be able to evacuate easily. Further, For me no matter what happens our safety should be our top priority.
Posted by Anonymous on 09-09-2017
Corzhens
This is a scary thread to me. Our home is situated in a low lying area. And although our home is not prone to flooding, there was a time that floodwaters entered our house. If the floodwater is threatening already, we are always prepared to evacuate even if leaving our home would make it exposed to thieves.
Posted by Corzhens on 09-09-2017
rose thornes
It depend on a situtaions if there is already a call for evacuation in your area one should follow it for your safety and your family. Its better to put your safety and your family first. Better to go to the safe area and it will only takes few hours or couple of days or until the storm die down and you can go back to your house after that.
Posted by rose thornes on 09-09-2017
muaaz.93
Well, recently when the Hurrican Harvey hit the Houston city.My Uncle was in Houston with his family and they remained in the house for the entire week. Last time when a hurricane hit Houston back in 2008, he left the city and moved towards Lousiana but this time they decided not to leave as their area had less rain in comparison to other areas of Houston. So, after all, it depends on how much devastation the storm can bring in your particular area. If the Government says to leave as it could bring down anything then leave it as Government has told the Florida residents to evacuate the place before tomorrow.So, storm prediction needs to be kept in mind before moving.
Posted by muaaz.93 on 09-09-2017
jaysolano12
I think, it will depend on the situation will occurs. Because when your house design, for least 6 magnitude earthquake. It will easily destroy, and our normal instinct will follow by running into outside. When you prepare like in the event of earthquake, you would likely to stay into your home, instead running outside panicking.

I, considered a normal human being, and situation such earthquake cause panicking me. But today, I trained myself to discipline when it comes of such disaster occurs. No matter what happen our lives is the top priority of everything. Preparedness is everything, no matter what happens it will help us in anyways.
Posted by jaysolano12 on 09-09-2017
tophew
It depends if the storm is not that heavy we can just stay at home but if the storm is to strong and dangerous i think we should follow the orders of the government officials to evacuate to minimize further casualty. and also in evacuation center there is food provided by the government so you will not worry about what food to eat.
Posted by tophew on 09-09-2017
peachpurple
Evacuate of course ! Don't stay in your home during the storm. Your life would be in danger and who knows what is going to happen. Rescuer won't be able to rescue everyone either. Seek shelter in safer place but make sure your house is locked safely and remove all valuable items plus cash.
Posted by peachpurple on 09-09-2017
Dparagon
There is no need trying to lie to ourselves or sugar coat it. In the same vein, I respect the opinion of those who say they aren't gonna evacuate during storm. But let's be honest, which is very important to you as a person? To evacuate for safety and start life afresh or to sit back and lose your life or property.

I think for us to answer this question honest, we should tune in to our TV or cable channels and see what a lot of people are passing through. Yes! It's true without any reasonable doubt that starting life all over won't be easy, but it remains the best thing to do. "There is hope for the living".
Posted by Dparagon on 09-09-2017
felabruno
I think this depends on the situation. If the authorities say that it's better to evacuate then that's what you have to do, if they recommend that is safer to stay at home then you can make it a secure place with some preparations. Evacuating can be stressing as you have to leave your home and your things and you don't know what is going to happen with them, but if there's no other choice then that's what you have to do.
Posted by felabruno on 09-09-2017
kgord
I think it depends on the storm, but anything that is above a category 3 you are risking life an limb. It is much better to evacuate and stay safe, although all options need to be considered in the face of a storm. It might be aggravating to evacuate but it is indeed better than being dead, so that might be the best thing to do in the face of a storm. I see no reason not to.
Posted by kgord on 09-09-2017
angie828
I just read that it is taking people leaving Florida right now 8 to 10 hours to travel 100 miles. Many are running out of gas, and have to abandon their vehicles along side the road. Such a very sad situation.
Posted by angie828 on 09-09-2017
Authord
I think it depends on the state of things and the authority behind the order, if experts order people to evacuate and it's also backed by the government and other body that commands authority on the cause of the evacuation then i will evacuate immediately with the speed of thought, so it matters on the situation of things. But if it's just hear say or people pulling expectations from up their ass, then I won't move an inch.
Posted by Authord on 09-10-2017
morgoodie
If it is a mandatory evacuation then I am going to leave. Staying puts not only myself in danger but also the rescue workers who come to try to save me after the fact. I have children to think of as well so I would want them to be as safe as possible. If I stayed and something happened to them, I would not be able to live with myself. I realize that some people don't have anywhere to go but when there are shelters being made available and transportation to these places then take it. You aren't just saving your life, but the life of rescuers.
Posted by morgoodie on 09-10-2017
geloi
Talking about Storm, Let's pray for the people in Florida USA, I think they are in a really bad situation due to Tropical Storm Irma. In such cases like these when Mother Earth Strikes, we can't do anything but Pray for our lives. These disturbed state of our environment are mere reminders that there is someone above everything.
Posted by geloi on 09-10-2017
Happyflowerlady
This is a hard decision for people to have to make, and many people have lost their lives for making the wrong decision. I think that I would evacuate as soon as I knew that a storm was coming that I thought might damage my home, or be dangerous for me to be there. However, sometimes, people have no vehicle, or they have no place to go, or they just do not want to leave their pets; so they stay even when there is an evacuation order. if you are not under an evacuation order, then it is something that each person has to decide. If you have a home that is built to withstand a hurricane, and are on high enough ground that you are not concerned with serious flooding, then you might choose to weather out the storm at home. this is a good way to also be able to protect your home from looters and vandalism; but only when it is safe for you to stay there.
Posted by Happyflowerlady on 09-10-2017
narutos3nn1n
In a country that was always at the path of a storm. I think its only on the last decade since we became aware of preventive evacuation before the storm hits on our very own home and low level areas which are near the rivers and the shore lines. This decade has probably the largest amount of rainfall and storm which produce an also massive amount of casualties. So I think there are areas that really need to be evacuated to prevent adding the numbers on those casualties. If you're very sure your on a safe and high place during a storm, probably staying at home and informing other people about the storm is enough to keep your family and neighborhood safe.
Posted by narutos3nn1n on 09-11-2017
SimplyD
If I know that the calamity will bring danger to my family and our house will be hit, I will evacuate. I think my hubby and I will have to make sure that our dogs will be inside the house with foods and water . Perhaps we will have them be in the bathroom where they can be safe. But if there will be a rescue center for pets also, we will gladly bring them there, so they will be safe and be taken care of while we evacuate in a place where only people are allowed to stay.
Posted by SimplyD on 09-11-2017
honeybabe
If the storm signal is not that dangerous or life threatening to people might stay at home and prepare be ready for foods and other needs while there is a storm. But if the local official declares and said that it is very dangerous and has to evacuate we must follow and if you see that flood is rising you should decide immediately. Especially if you have children and elders safety first should priorities. Storm is unpredictable we can never tell what will happen next. And by the way bring your important belongs with you.
Posted by honeybabe on 09-11-2017
Zyni
When you live in a storm prone area, it gets old to bug out at every warning, only to find that you really didn't need to do so. The thing is, it only takes once for calamity to strike. It's important to watch warnings closely and be prepared to get out if need be. You can't wait too long though. It's difficult to know what to do a lot of times. It's simply not feasible to leave for every storm. When the threat is serious, think twice.
Posted by Zyni on 09-12-2017
vinaya
Whether to stay or put up in a storm depends on how deadly is the storm. If the storm is going to be very bad, it will be best to evacuate your home. However, if the storm will occur for a short interlude and is not going to be bigger, it is better to stock up the necessary food items and water and secure your house. You should make your decision wisely. Evacuation may also increase risk especially if you are not rescued.
Posted by vinaya on 09-13-2017
kataomoi
Honestly, it depends on how severe the storm is. There's no reason to evacuate if it isn't a big storm. It might actually be even more dangerous to leave your house during a storm. I would only evacuate if we knew it was going to be a big storm that could kill us if we didn't leave.
Posted by kataomoi on 09-14-2017
ColdFlameChris
It will depend on how intense the storm that we have and whether we need to evacuate or not. If you think that you're living in a house that can withstand a storm, It's better to stay indoors rather than to evacuate as the thief might find a chance to come to your house since there's no one there and rob you. It's also a good thing that your house has a 2nd floor so just in case that there's a high flood, you don't need to evacuate anymore.
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 11-02-2017
vivalavanda
It depends how strong the storm will be, you need to be updated with news. There is no reason for you to evacuate if the storm is not that heavy, but there will be an advice on the news if you really need to evacuate. If there is, you should follow it. Life is much more improtant than your house, you can take back your house but you can't take back your life.
Posted by vivalavanda on 10-30-2018