In Florida, 1.3 million citizens received mandatory evacuation orders ahead of Hurricane Irma. If someone chooses to ride out the storm, should they still be forced to leave their homes? Fri, 09/08/2017 - 6:12pm Choices No. If they want to risk their lives by staying home, they should have that option. No, but they shouldn't ask others to risk their lives to save them if they stay. Yes. All they are doing is putting more people at risk if they don't evacuate.