When a hurricane watch is issued, double check supplies, shutters and your plans. If any action needs to be taken do it now before having to hunker down. Get some cash from the ATM and gas up the car. When a hurricane warning is issued, put shutters up before winds get too high. Make sure the yard is cleaned and pool is prepped, lower the refrigerator temperature and fill up the bathtub and any empty jugs with water. If you are evacuating, make sure your property is ready and leave the area with plenty of time ahead.