After going thru 3+ the last 2 years, we in Florida take these warnings very seriously. Better to be prepared that not be. I agree the weather has been really going crazy and its only supposed to get worse before it gets better. Last year after going thru the year before twin hurricanes, DH agreed time to install hurricane shutters. We are ready, except for my chocolate which I wait till the end to get because I eat it before its needed!