I reckon right now he'd want somebody more agreeable than me and of a different gender....but whatever, I'll tip a glass for the manSpicoli needs a companion too.Speaks a man of experience. I would be crying and screaming looking at the news on TV.
In New Orleans a Category 1 could still be dangerous, they're below sea level, a storm surge floods N.O. hell a good sized Thunderstorm could do that a hurricane most definitely. Typically a Category 1 storm won't be anything but a glorified thunderstorm, the worst thing it could do is spawn a series of large tornadoes.
The key is to know your topography, know how water drains in your general area, know where the water goes, know how much water represents a problem, and also know about what wind damage means for you....will a tree or two being down block you in or out of your neighborhood? Also if you're on the oceanfront/ocean adjacent, is the storm making landfall at high or low tide because that will effect storm surge.
Also have water, a generator, food, something for warmth, a radio, first aid, and a phone (and booze) at the ready.