Start moving stuff
Artazum/Shutterstock Bring in outdoor objects such as lawn furniture, toys and garden tools, and anchor objects that cannot be brought inside. Learn how to prepare your yard here.
Review evacuation plans
Africa Studio/Shutterstock You and your family should pick two locations to go to for safety in the event of an emergency. Choose one out-of-town person as an emergency contact and create a list of emergency contacts that can be kept in a safe, readily available place. For a complete list of how to prepare an evacuation plan, go here.
Locate water, gas, and electricity shut-offs
Yevhen Prozhyrko/Shutterstock Finding the water, gas and electricity shutoffs should be among the first things you do when you move into a new home. They should be near the top of your list at locating when a hurricane is forecasted. Wait to turn off your gas until local officials tell you to do so. Don’t miss what those hurricane categories really mean.