Here are some helpful tips to prepare your family before the storm.
First, Make plans to secure your property.
Be sure trees and shrubs around your home are well trimmed.
Clear loose and clogged rain gutters and down-spouts.
Then, Review your family's emergency plan and have plenty of emergency supplies on hand, to include but not limited to: Canned food, Can opener, Bottled water, A portable radio, Flashlights and Plenty of batteries.
Also, have a plan for your pets if you evacuate.