Of course, heavy rain will also be the order of the day and since the ground is already waterlogged from the summer rains, flooding will be common and the wet soil means many pines will fall. And what we face here is probably mild compared to South Florida, so we can expect return to normal to be a slow and arduous process. We have some rough days ahead.
So, what should we do? The answer is simple. Do whatever you can to prepare and make sure you have enough non-perishable foods and plenty of water to tide you over until help can arrive. This is a time when personal responsibility and individual good will is needed by all of us. And if you are a God fearing man as I am, might I suggest taking time to pray and ask God for His guidance and help. Some find it corny, but prayer is indeed powerful and when large numbers pray over the same issue sometimes miracles do happen.
But don't lose hope, keep your chin up, find a safe place to weather the storm, and be ready to get to work again when the sun comes back out. Hard times make for perseverance and perseverance builds strength. That is what is required of us here in Florida or anyplace the storm strikes. Be strong, stand tall and better times will come. God bless you all.