TAMPA (WFLA) – Now is the time to prepare for hurricane season – before a storm takes aim at Florida. And to help you get ready, WFLA’s Better Call Behnken is activating the 8’s Army Help Line later today.

Do you have questions about how to prepare for a hurricane? We have answers. Call the 8’s Army Phone Bank this afternoon from 4 – 6:30 p.m. Shannon Behnken and Tampa Bay area emergency managers will take your calls.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects another “above average” Atlantic hurricane season this year.

If you’re in the path of a hurricane and live in a storm surge evacuation zoneyou may face a mandatory evacuation. If you live outside that zone, you may choose to ride out the storm at home.

Just in case, experts say use your camera to document everything including:

Your house—from crawl space to attic, room by room, floor to ceiling, pics/video shot inside and outside.

The contents of your house:

  • furniture
  • appliances (laundry room and kitchen)
  • electronics
  • home office equipment
  • jewelry
  • wardrobe
  • coin/stamp/baseball card collections
  • artwork
  • wardrobes

Outside your house:

  • garage
  • bikes
  • pool
  • landscaping
  • gazebo
  • tool shed
  • picnic table
  • trampoline

Your vehicle, your garage