Follow the NHC forecast. If you have a radio, keep it set to your local news station for weather reports.
Heed evacuation orders. If you live in a mandatory evacuation zone and stay behind, emergency workers will generally be unable to re-enter the area to give you assistance. If you stay put, you're on your own until the storm is over.
As of Thursday morning, many are almost out of time to prepare for the storm—and for some, it's already too late. Get your supplies and do what you can to fortify your home and protect your pets and belongings.
Once your preparations are complete, stay inside. Do not enter floodwaters. Powerful currents can sweep you under and spread all kinds of toxins and disease.