I am not messing around with Hurricane Irma. I live in Downtown Tampa and if they order evacuations, I am ready. Have all my papers for my home, insurance documents, clothes for a couple days, and my rain boots. If I have to leave I will be bringing my food & water with me to my friend's house. This is not me panicking, it's me being prepared.
I walked my place last night and took photos so I have proof for the insurance company if something should happen.
Also, don't forget to make sure all of your electronics are charged, especially if you have those portable charging blocks - they could come ni handy if you lose power.
Why do all of this now? I figured, at least I'll be ready. If i don't end up having to leave I will just unpack :)