Residents should not be forced to evacuate. Its their decision,and they have many reasons for not doing so.. but.. perhaps some sort of waiver to sign, so the "powers that be" know that EMT's ,Police , etc, have seen and talked with those who choose not to leave.
In my 65 years of life, I have had to make many tough decisions, most were correct, some were not; ..but.. I learned from them all.. and.. I still don't want someone making decisions for me.. its called Learning !!