Build an emergency kit with enough supplies for at least three days. Consider the needs of children, elderly, and pets.
Make plans to secure your property. Permanent storm shutters offer the best protection for windows. A second option is to board up windows with 5/8 marine plywood, cut to fit and ready to install. Tape does not prevent windows from breaking.
Install straps or additional clips to securely fasten your roof to the frame structure. This will reduce roof damage.
Be sure tress and shrubs around your home are well trimmed.
Clear loose and clogged rain gutters and downspouts.
During hurricane season, coastal residents should never operate their vehicles with less than half a tank of fuel.