I am in costal North Carolina which means I live in a flood zone. Florence last year gave 3 feet of water in the ground level floor. Our house is two stories with the main living area on the second floor. The bottom floor is ground level. This is where my work shop, home brewing, and pinballs are located. I started prepping on Friday. Late yesterday afternoon I started to bring the pins up (n=5) Being 63 years old, I put in a Beach Butler Cargo Lift about 1.5 years ago for heavy limiting to the second floor. Never had a problem until yesterday. It broke on the first lift . I had to go to plan B. Ran out and brought an inexpensive winch. Put the winch at the top of the stairs that runs up the second floor deck. Braced the winch at the top between two banisters and put the extension later on the stairs as a ramp and winched the pins to the top. Then put them on a hand cart and put them in the dining room.
Haven’t decided if we are staying yet but, are pretty much ready if we do. Have food, water, whole house generator, and a full tank of propane. Just hope the darn thing moves more easterly.