Talked to my buddy. His whole family got the notification and figured since they were on an island, where were they going to go?
Instead, they called their one daughter who was in Oregon to let her know where in the house the paperwork was that she would need for insurance and such, to get the house paid for so she could live there forever. They then went to the in-law's hotel room and all spent time together, waiting it out until they got the all-clear. Figuring that if they were going out, they would go out together.