I’ve gathered some GREAT websites that will give you lots of information on hurricane preparedness. They are a great read even if you don’t live in a hurricane area as they help you prepare for all disasters.
As I’ve read other people’s experiences, I would advise you to go beyond a 72 hour kit and store non-perishable food items in your home that can feed you for 2 weeks or more. Quite frankly, you may not leave your home or the area for awhile. And you may need to help feed and offer medical assistance to those around you, so plan that way. It’s never too early to prepare. St. Maarten is beautiful! Enjoy it Alicia and Roger.