Every time there’s a natural disaster I hear people questioned why the residence didn’t leave. If people knew a storm was coming in, why didn’t they go somewhere else?
The answer is simple. Evacuation is a privilege. It is a privilege afforded to those who can pay the cost of airfare or gasoline or own a car or who has a friend whose got space in their car.
Poor people are always the ones left behind. I very rarely see multi-millionaires hanging out in the eye of the storm because they can afford to leave. That also means that those are the people who could afford to rebuild.
Those who stay behind and become homeless or die trying to keep themselves from becoming homeless are usually those who cannot afford the privilege of evacuation