Get ready, be prepared.
I just hired my contractor to get rid of any trash, debris etc. everything becomes a flying missile. Strap everything down or be prepared to. Buy lots of batteries, flashlights and have plenty of water on hand.
Make sure you have enough nuts, bolts, wing nuts for your hurricane shutters. Buy at least a weeks worth of food and have a gas grill.
Take being prepared seriously. Comment in and suggest other things to do to be prepared.