E.T. Phone Family.
Keeping your family safe is priority number one. One way of doing that is staying informed with local community alerts and warning systems, such as the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Duck, Duck, Evacuate.
Learning evacuation routes can actually be fun for you and your family. Make it a game of some kind to discover your evacuation zones, evacuation routes, and nearby shelters so that everyone knows what to do and where to go.
Make "Go Bags" for every member of your family with enough non-perishable food, water, toiletries, and clothing for three days. Don't forget sturdy shoes, waterproof attire, tools, and even games. And your pets need a bag, too!
What's Up, Doc?
This might be the most boring part of your kit, but you'll never want to skip it. ID's, birth certificates, deeds, assets, and financial information, or other family documents should be in sealed containers with pictures of them stored on a memory drive.
Whether you evacuate or not, you'll want your home ready to face the onslaught of winds and floods. So that means investing in sandbags and storm shutters, as well as figuring out where to secure your outdoor furniture from nature's madness.