Voluntary Evacuation Law and Legal Definition

Voluntary evacuation is a type of evacuation where people choose to move from a perceived area of danger to an area of safety either on their own or under the direction of government. It is always directed toward people such as offshore workers, persons on coastal islands and other flood prone areas, and other special populations having particularly long lead-time evacuation requirements. Voluntary evacuation does not include any special traffic control or transportation measures. No penalty is issued for failing to follow a voluntary evacuation.