I'm not freaking out yet. Plan on doing the shutters on Monday and cleaning the yard up over the weekend. I know people who are leaving (read "evacuating") but we're staying. If we left, how hard would it be to come back? What if the place we go to gets hit worse than home? What if we're stuck out of town for any length of time...what about our jobs? School? Many places would stay closed for a while after the storm, depending on the damages, but they try to get the schools back open asap. It's a hard call...kind of one of those "damned if you do and damned if you don't" things.
No matter what happens, we WILL have some nasty weather late Tuesday/early Wednesday. Thank God I have a couple kayaks and a canoe!