I've been through more hurricanes than I care to count; even one at sea. Through all, and with input from other well-weathered sources, I’ve come to realize three things: First, all storms need to be given the same weight. The “little” ones can carry an unexpected wallop. Second, hurricane preparation must be organized in advance, so it’s simple and quick. There are more important considerations, like family, when a storm threatens. And third, local topography, marina construction, and just plain luck all affect storm survivability, and can work to your advantage.