There is a big nasty hurricane named Mathew that is hitting Haiti now. It is predicted to run up along the east coast this week. They can't tell how bad it will hit.
As an Eagle Scout, I've always believed in being prepared. Do what you can ahead of time, just incase. Have your place cleanned up and secured. Have a generator, fuel, 2 weeks food and water, extra building materials for repairs and whatever else your situation requires.
I started rotating my gas cans(old gas in cans into the van) one per week. Most of the gas was about a year old and is okay. One can is 2.5 years old and is only good for cleaning. Check your gas cans. Later this week, I will clean the empty cans and then get them filled. This time I will try to label them. We lost power for 10 days 5 years ago. I used 80 gallons of gas to keep the freezer cold and us comfortable. The food saved, more than made up for the cost of the gas.
If you may get hit by this storm, take some time to secure things that can fly around. I'm worried about my sliding glas doors and windows. If it looks like I'm really going to get hit, I will go buy 14 sheets of 1/2 inch CDX and a big bunch of 2x4s to cover most glass. The materials will be screwed together so that afterward I can disassemble and reuse the materials for a shed.
If you are in an area that is subject to flooding, pack up your valuables in old ammo cans that are air tight. You will find that photos are your most precious possessions. Store photos and negatives in separate cans. Have bug out bags for each member of the family(including the furry kids) and common bags. Evacuate as soon as you are warned. It ain't worth dying for your house.
Hopefully, the storm will do an oblique right and leave us alone. Be Prepared. Good Luck, Rick