I completely agree with you. Our lives are infinitely more important than anything else.
Learning about the weather and how to read NOAA data is an extremely valuable skill to have. I am an amateur at this but am very grateful for the skill I do have at it.
The home I live in survived Hurricane Hugo (our “Big One”) so I’m confident that it would be okay in up to a Category 3 hurricane. However, I’m not going to bet my life on that and will get out immediately if necessary.