Mandatory Evacuation Law Starts September 21st
POSTED: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 5:22pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:33am
A new law that gives County Judges and Mayors authority to order arrest of people who do not leave during a mandatory evacuation takes effect September 21.
The law says authorities can remove someone from their house using reasonable force, it also says that if people do stay they are responsible for any potential evacuation cost that might incur because of staying.