The New York Mills airport in Minnesota -- a turf strip -- is going to close. The City Council there voted this week to close it down. Lots of pilots went to the council meeting to plead their case over the importance of the airport.
It's the same lesson as always that pilots consistently ignore. The time to talk about the value of your airport, is before someone comes up with the idea to close it.
Plus, if the best argument you have for your airport is that it can be used in the event of a large-scale evacuation, you've got a problem.