If you stay at home during a hurricane you should take the following precautions in addition to those mentioned on the before the storm page as the storm approaches:
Stay away from windows and doors, even if they are covered.
Take refuge in a small interior room, closet, hallway or basement if available. If you live in a two story home, choose a room on the first floor.
If the eye of the storm passes over, it will be calm for a short period of time. Remain indoors! As soon as the eye passes over, winds will increase rapidly to hurricane force from the opposite direction.
Remain calm. It may take several hours for the storm to pass.