With the storm moving Northwest at about 5 mph, Arthur isn't expected to hit Northeast Florida but experts said it packs just enough punch to make people re-evaluate their safety plan.

“Take this as a wake-up call,” Sandrik said. “It’s a weak system as it goes by us and it’s gong to be going pretty far offshore. It’s not one we’re really getting excited about, but it shows we’re in the height of the tropical season.”

If you don’t already have a hurricane survival kit at home, it's a good idea to make it a priority in the next 24 hours just to be safe. Make sure you have enough food, water, a flashlight, portable radio, and important documents ready to go.

Also, those who are medically dependent on electricity should register with emergency management as soon as possible, so personnel can help with transportation and shelter, should the electricity go out.