"Make sure you know your flood zone and you know if any of your evacuation routes would be cut off if you were to evacuate, you want to evacuate early. The best possible scenario is to evacuate early, especially when you live in a flood zone, you're at the highest risk of flooding with a hurricane. The thing you want to do if you by chance don't get out -- know what routes would still be open, what roads might overtop, what ways are going to be cut off for you, and know is it safer for you at that point ride out the storm and wait for someone to get you? You need to know that kind of information if you live in the floodplain," said Lamm.
Whether you have questions about the local evacuation zones, being better prepared to ride out a hurricane in your home, insurance or home repairs, the hurricane expo will have experts on hand to provide useful information.