As the entire west coast of Florida prepares for its first tropical storm of the season, it’s a good idea to review your safety checklist. (If you don’t have one, make one as soon as possible.) Make sure you know your evacuation routes, secure lawn furniture, check your water supply, and prepare to shelter your pets. Also, don’t forget about your important papers including homeowner’s insurance are in a safe and secure place. While we can’t avoid bad weather, we can prepare for it. Your life and the lives of those you love may depend on it.