Own a battery operated Weather radio and TV
A weather radio could be your only form of outside communication before and after a big storm. If you own an out of date portable TV, it is probably analog and will no longer work – transmission has gone digital. Purchase a new digital battery operated TV and make sure if you have walkie-talkies make sure that they are fully charged or include fresh batteries. Staying in touch with the world can bring comfort when you have no power or communication!