We are fortunate to be far enough inland that our biggest concern will not be the immediate effects of storm surge and wind. Our concern will be flooding from the rain. Our main pasture is low and with a creek running past it that connects to the lake but, our home and paddock are about 50-60? higher than the pasture so provides a bit of a safe zone.
Where things get tricky for us?..getting in and out of town if it was necessary.
There are two roads in and out. We live near a large lake so there are not many directions to go. Both of those roads include crossing creeks/small rivers. One has a low bridge and the other, a low water crossing like this one:
It can become a death trap in a heavy rain event.
It hasn?t happened here in a very long time but, old timers I?ve talked to said there was one year where they were cut off from town for over a week because of road flooding.
Even if you are "safe" prepare.
It isn't just the rain you get that is at issue. Water seeks the lowest point, here it flows towards the lake and then, eventually towards the ocean. So the rains that fall to our west and north, from the high plains, will also make their way here, long after the event passes.
We lived on the west coast of Florida for a few years and went through hurricane preps several times, though never took a real hit (the storm either veered away or dissipated). Still, it never hurts to be prepared. Enough food, water and supplies for people and animals to last two weeks is my minimum at all times.