My sister and Brother in law just moved to Tampa last month because the compamy he works for, WebMD Has moved all of their corporate head quarters there. Yesterday morning she was making all of these preparations to stay and weather the storm. Now this morning my Brother in law says he realizes now they should have evacuated with the other 1.4 million residents, but it's too late. My sis went from being excited yesterday of seeing Cat 1-2, to being freaked about having to endure a cat 3 hurricane. At least they live on the third floor a four year old concrete apt. building that was built to code as far as standing up to a hurricane. They are expected to recieve an 18 foot storm surge in their location. Anyhow, at least they have food water, and all the other necessities the local authorities say you'll need to survive after, if you survive during the storm.