Public officials will always have your best interest at heart even if you think otherwise. In the event of an emergency, officials must obey certain ordinances. If they tell you to get out, you need to leave. Disobeying orders could put you and your family in serious danger, not to mention you can be subjected to legal action if you fail to oblige.
Remember to have a battery operated radio in your hurricane supply kit. Special public messages are often sent via radio during emergency situations.