I live on the east coast and hurricanes are a frequent occurance. I have never had to evacuate, but I do need to be prepared to.
You can buy some basic ready made kits, there are tons of them out there, and certainly makes it fast and easy to check it off your list, but it doesn't give you the personal things and foods that your family might like best.
To make your own, it does not need to be very time consuming. Get the whole famly involved.
There are many plans and ideas out there, but let me give you just a few basics to get you started:
The RedCross.Org has a great list to get you started:
STEP ONE: GET A KIT
A standard preparedness kit should include the following items.