Coming from an area that sees a lot of hurricanes I will say that most folks freak out when a big storm comes. That’s obvious. So much of the danger with hurricanes is where exactly in the storm your home falls. All parts of the hurricane are made equal. I learned my lesson with hurricane Floyd as a college student. I didn’t follow the storms projected path very closely and left the coast for Raleigh, in the middle of the state. Raleigh was pounded much more than where I was originally. Wasn’t the government’s fault for planning. It’s just how the storm turned when it hit land. The eastern 1/3 of the state was essentially cut off for a couple of weeks due to flooding.