Bwahaha, you yankees are funny when it comes to wheather. Puh-lease, thats a little baby storm and your getting all worried. Come on down south my brotha. Its Hurricane season. We get a class 3 or below and we just throw one big rear party. Hurricane parties are the best, boiled crabs, BBQ, cold beer and two-steppin in the rain.
I just got finished preparing for the season. Gotta rotate the battery stock, buy some extra bulbs for the flashlights, new candles, rotate the can food stock, and buy 6 extra cases of beer for the "backup stock". Things can turn REAL ugly if ya run out of beer.
Oh, and ya gotta pretty much fill up your freezer with ice. Pack ice in a ziplock bag and stuff it in every nook and cranny (no not for the beer, in case you lose power you want all your meat to stay frozen if it lasts more than a day or so)
One of the funniest things I ever saw. I was working offshore when a tropical storm ran through, and pretty much sat on top of west Louisiana for a few days dumping over 3' of water. We had to go through 3 towns that where under 6' of water or so (water was up to the soffit on most homes)
Well, we are putting through a town in a 14' flat boat, and there is this whole family of coon-a$$es sitting in those floating pool chairs, with a BBQ pit they jimmy rigged to float, and an ice chest that was inside an inner tube with a milk crate tied to the bottom cookin up some burgers and hot dogs with a fishing pole in there hands. All while tied off to a plumping vent through there roof.
Man I wish I had a picture.