Residential owners and renters should be required to stockpile enough essential living supplies (water, foods, medicines, clothing, etc.) to last for at least 3 days to survive during emergencies when travel is impossible and utilities have been cut off. Schools and businesses should also store enough supplies for all their students and workers to last at least two days. Yearly inspections by the government should insure that such supplies are up-to-date and adequate.
It should also be required that all houses and buildings in areas where hurricanes are likely, store supplies which may be needed to protect property from significant damage during the storm. Things like wood sheeting to board up windows that property may need to withstand a hurricane should be required by law and should be checked every few years by law enforcement.