That's what my eldest bro did when Issac came over the Florida Keys: he went to work for 24 hours, keeping planes out of the area. (He's a regional ATC, not one of those folks in the airport towers.) He did make sure his house was secure & had his ex take care of their kids during that time, but all in all, Miami only got soaked and not swamped.
...and I know you get paid; my parents had their own dive shop/boutique (Dad ran the diving end of things, Mom ran the boutique ), and being incorporated meant they could pay themselves out of the profits. This is why I'm patient with the comic; I know that work comes before fun sometimes. : \