Just have to wait and see how it develops, and if it starts looking bad, evacuate in advance. If it stays a low-end storm, ride it out. When I lived in Key Largo, I believe it was hurricane Floyd that was a category-1 storm that hit, and I was literally sitting out on the second-floor patio watching the storm pass over. When the eye came, we put the top down on the convertable and drove around shooting fireworks at the deserted trailer homes. As with anything, prepare for the worst, take advantage and enjoy the experience if it ends up not being that bad.
I hope the Gulf states (and anywhere else) don't get slammed. I read something about this the other day saying that the pumping stations in NO are restored but that the levies aren't quite back up to where they need to be. I'd hate to see them get submerged again.
Jamaica looks close on a map but there's plenty of room for that storm to move. Just keep an eye on it and pay attention for any developments that mean it's time to get the heck out. Hard to evacuate when the roads are all blocked by other people trying to get out at the last minute.
Thanks Chaoyi Shih for the sig.