I also questioned the hurricane as a plot device. The book is set in late spring (I'm guessing late April or early May) and there was a hurricane. Hurricane season is June 1st through November 1st, but really doesn't get cranking until late summer/September. So how was there a hurricane racing up the coast before hurricane season even started? Hmm...looked it up, in the entire history of tracking storms, only 2 were before June 1st, one in 1887 and one in 1951, so I guess it's possible but unlikely.
Did I love the book? Sure, I look forward to each one and devour it in one evening but I'd say it's not one of my favorites and I'd probably skip it on a re-read.