What with the hurricane battered U.S. coast right now and a few thread related to evacuation, I’m wondering, can an evacuation be forced?
Let’s change the danger from a hurricane to something else. Maybe a military plane carrying a nuclear weapon crashes a few hundred meters from my home. Some emergency worker or official runs up to my door and tells me I’ve got ten seconds to grab whatever I can’t live without and move. The fact that he’s escorted by half a dozen, stone-faced, soldiers lend gravitas to his instruction. The official may use nicer language but as a practical reality, it boils down to “You need to get on the army truck and leave NOW! If you argue, you will be dragged. If you fight, you’ll be shot in the leg, arrested, then carried. GO!”
Is this scenario at all possible? What incident might lawfully trigger such a response?