I of course am working as CVS never closes so I'm worried about Oakley.
That just seems crazy and unsafe to me. Why would they stay open? When I lived in SWFL back when Charlie hit, everything shut down 1-2 days before. Of course, we were supposed to get the brunt of the storm before it bounced off the islands and moved north to Port Charlotte, but we still had quite a bit of damage. I hope Oakley's doing ok. My in-laws' previous dogs were left alone during Charlie since they were out of state and my husband was watching them, but had gone over to a friend's. The female was terrified of bad storms after that, though the male was fine.
One thing I always recommend now because of Charlie is make sure you have as much laundry done as possible! Seems a bit silly, but I was back at work the day after Charlie and we didn't have power for nearly 2 weeks and I hadn't washed clothes right before it hit….not fun. Luckily school was out so even though I worked, I didn't go through clothes nearly as much as I would have had it been open.