Not to jump on the OMG the sky is falling, "we might have a hurricane band wagon", it probably does make sense to take a few minutes each year to inspect parts of our property and around it that we don't necessarily think of.
These might include your roof shingles, chimney, gutters and downspouts, tree limbs, utility lines, drains and pipes, doors & windows, (latches and seals).
.....If all those are looking good... then, okay, run out for that milk and bread!
Here are a few good tips offered by House logic..
and ... to keep an eye on "Earl"