Don't forget about your pets during a storm. They will also need a checklist ahead of a storm.
Experts suggest making sure your pets are up to date on vaccinations and keep in mind that if you need to evacuate with them, you need to ask ahead of time where to go. Generally counties will open one shelter that is pet-friendly. They will determine that shelter once the hurricane is approaching.
You'll want to bring basic food, water, medications, toys and blankets. And you want to make sure you have all of their shot records, their license if you are traveling, and identification in case they get loose.
Pet experts say the most important thing to do is to microchip your pet to ensure you are reunited if they get away.