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Would you evacuate your home in an emergency or stay?

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,737 ✭✭✭ Yer Da sells Avon


    Unless it was fire (or a tsunami or something), I'd probably stock up on essentials, batten down the hatches and stay at home.


  • Registered Users Posts: 71,946 ✭✭✭✭ Atlantic Dawn


    Graces7 wrote: »
    Three died in Ophelia for thinking like that.


    Everyone who stayed in their house during that storm were fine.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 88,685 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Capt'n Midnight


    If you decide to stay in the face of a tropical storm use a permanent marker to write your social security number on your arm.

    Saves time IDing your corpse.


  • Registered Users Posts: 41,306 ✭✭✭✭ SEPT 23 1989


    those shops won't loot themselves

    So I stay


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,751 ✭✭✭✭ Andy From Sligo


    its a wonder they leave it up to the public to decide as well though - i mean i would think if the authorities duty were to protect the public and they went to evacuate and someone wanted to stay and ignore warnings its a little bit surprising they let them just get on with it - maybe they should slap on some handcuffs and drag them away citing "its for your own protection buddy" - and save lives instead of just leaving it up to individuals to ignore warnings


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,935 ✭✭✭ Renegade Mechanic


    with this terrible news over in the USA of the hurricane and quite a few people choosing to ignore advice and stay with their property and try and ride out the storm it just got me thinking what would others on here do if you were in the similar situation and the authorities said you must leave for your own safety ... would you?

    Now now, it's not quite that simple. They're well aware of the dangers of staying.
    It's just that the "advice" comes from people who don't have to worry about the one thing that'll guarantee your belongings are gone if the storm doesn't take them.

    Other people, basically.

    It's never said, but it's the main reason people stay. Not everything fits in a U-Haul and some things are sentimental enough to some people that they'll stay in armed defence of them - quite literally - "come Hell or high water".

    'Merica.


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,737 ✭✭✭✭ Graces7


    Now now, it's not quite that simple. They're well aware of the dangers of staying.
    It's just that the "advice" comes from people who don't have to worry about the one thing that'll guarantee your belongings are gone if the storm doesn't take them.

    Other people, basically.

    It's never said, but it's the main reason people stay. Not everything fits in a U-Haul and some things are sentimental enough to some people that they'll stay in armed defence of them - quite literally - "come Hell or high water".

    'Merica.

    Never thinking of the danger they are potentially putting emergency services in?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,316 ✭✭✭ Pkiernan


    Graces7 wrote: »
    Never thinking of the danger they are potentially putting emergency services in?

    You don't understand what mandatory evacuation means in the US.
    Emergency services do not rescue those who refuse to leave when a mandatory evacuation is declared.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,935 ✭✭✭ Renegade Mechanic


    Graces7 wrote: »
    Never thinking of the danger they are potentially putting emergency services in?

    As Pkiernan said. The vast majority don't even consider calling for help because they know and the handful of morons who do are ignored until the emergency services. Which is only fair. People have every right to stay but let the risks be known..


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 88,685 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Capt'n Midnight


    Pkiernan wrote: »
    You don't understand what mandatory evacuation means in the US.
    Emergency services do not rescue those who refuse to leave when a mandatory evacuation is declared.
    Exactly.


    Rich Hall had a bit where there's people claiming they weren't afraid of the wind "tie me to porch I'll be grand" and his comment was "It's not the wind, its what's in the wind. You'll look pretty f**king stupid when you get hit by a Buick"


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,482 ✭✭✭ wexie


    Exactly.


    Rich Hall had a bit where there's people claiming they weren't afraid of the wind "tie me to porch I'll be grand" and his comment was "It's not the wind, its what's in the wind. You'll look pretty f**king stupid when you get hit by a Buick"



    Be curious which of them did it first


  • Registered Users Posts: 8 ✭✭✭ ryanbarrett02


    with this terrible news over in the USA of the hurricane and quite a few people choosing to ignore advice and stay with their property and try and ride out the storm it just got me thinking what would others on here do if you were in the similar situation and the authorities said you must leave for your own safety ... would you?

    Is it was to the severity of hurricane Florence, 100% would evacuate. Seeing the video of a petrol station canopy being blown over in a few seconds would be enough to make me leave lmao


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,082 ✭✭✭ Feisar


    wexie wrote: »
    From what I've read a lot of the people that aren't evacuating are staying because they have been told they can't bring their pets to the shelters.

    So really the question you should be asking is : if you were told you'd have to evacuate (to uncertain circumstances) AND leave your pets behind.

    In which case I'd definitely stay put.

    Pets life on par with family members? Sounds daft however each to their own. I know in my case Fido gets funked!

    First they came for the socialists...



  • Registered Users Posts: 24,450 ✭✭✭✭ Alf Veedersane


    I built a house on a boat so if it's a tidal wave, I'm golden. If it's windy, i get blown somewhere nicer.

    Down there for dancin'.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,465 ✭✭✭ Badly Drunk Boy


    I built a house on a boat so if it's a tidal wave, I'm golden. If it's windy, i get blown somewhere nicer.
    At about 90° angle? ;)

    There's a lad from work who happens to live in the same estate as me. I don't do Snapchat, but a few weeks after Storm Ophelia, I found out that I appeared on his, when he snapped me going for a walk during the time we were advised not to. I just really like the wildness of that sort of weather and it wasn't really that bad (and I didn't go too far). Actually, it's nice and windy today too.

    If the warning was for floods or a tsunami, I reckon I'd be alright. I'm about 35 miles from the coast, and even locally, my house is on a higher level that the main roads.


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,737 ✭✭✭✭ Graces7


    At about 90° angle? ;)

    There's a lad from work who happens to live in the same estate as me. I don't do Snapchat, but a few weeks after Storm Ophelia, I found out that I appeared on his, when he snapped me going for a walk during the time we were advised not to. I just really like the wildness of that sort of weather and it wasn't really that bad (and I didn't go too far). Actually, it's nice and windy today too.

    If the warning was for floods or a tsunami, I reckon I'd be alright. I'm about 35 miles from the coast, and even locally, my house is on a higher level that the main roads.

    :rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,829 ✭✭✭✭ endacl


    Id seek the advice of the Cranium dude on the weather forum

    Dafuq would he know about space nazis?


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,737 ✭✭✭✭ Graces7


    As Pkiernan said. The vast majority don't even consider calling for help because they know and the handful of morons who do are ignored until the emergency services. Which is only fair. People have every right to stay but let the risks be known..

    I was thinking back to the floods here, was it last year? Not referring to the US. people having to be rescued here?

    and to the emergency services who had to deal with the Ophelia casualties... . needlessly risking lives of those brave souls


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,905 ✭✭✭✭ razorblunt


    RobertKK wrote: »
    Yep, all who failed to heed warnings to stay indoors. It's sad, but warnings were there for a reason.

    In fairness if I had to sit and watch Teresa "don't make unnecessary journeys" Mannion out on Galway Pier again then I'd fancy my chances outside too.

    If it's a warning like that then the media have a part to play too.


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