Tropical Storm "Isaias" is barreling through the Caribbean and , according to the National Hurricane Center, it will strike the east coast of the USA, from Florida to Virginia AS A HURRICANE!
The computer-model Warning Cone shows the storm hitting the east coast of Florida, near Miami, then skirting northward past Georgia, closer to the South Carolina coastline, actually striking the coast of North Carolina (Near Cape Hateras), and Virginia, then moving northward toward my home state of New Jersey and New York City.
Hurricane preparations are now advised for people in all of those areas.
Get yourselves Emergency water, Emergency food that will store well without refrigeration (Canned soups, dry rice, dry pasta, jar sauces, etc.) and have a way to provide electricity for yourselves (Generator with spare fuel) and to cook (Propane grill or charcoal barbecue) should electric and other utilities be out for an extended period.
You should also make sure you have any medicines you may need to live on, in the event there is supply chain disruption from storm damage.
Hurricanes are no joke. They are not "just a big storm." They are ferocious, dangerous, life-threatening storms that can smash homes, flip cars, flood large areas, cut electric power, and more. If you are advised to evacuate, you should go.