Can an employer force me to work during a state of emergency?

Question Details: I work for a non-profit which requires me to sit outside, either inside a tractor trailer, or with no cover at all. The governor has declared a state of emergency for every county due to a hurricane, yet my employer is insisting that I come to work and sit outside for over 5 hours tomorrow. Government offices are closed, excluding essential personnel, as are the schools closed. Also, the public transit system is closed and I don't have a car. Can my employer take action against me if I refuse to come in?

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