My wife and I lost everything including our house to a Cat 4 hurricane in 2004. The vacuum packer is great for securing all important documents! I store important documents in my truck during the storm. Garbage bags secured over roof vents. Get cash for after storm...there are no credit cards if there is no power. 2 week supply of medicine. Of course all the normal supplies. And a whole shit load of good luck.!!! Check on your neighbor as it amazing how many people don't take it seriously.